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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    It's the kind of unpretentious movie that falls between the cracks, and for a certain kind of audience, the thoughtful kind, it would be a shame to miss. show more

  • 75
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    A little gem that's everything a fine independent film used to be. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There's no question that the film's primary intent is to showcase its stars, but thanks to their perfectly attuned performances, it feels more real than self-conscious. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Not too many actors last year bettered or equaled Beatty and Schreiber here, separately or (better yet) together. It's a pleasure and a privilege to watch them work. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The movie's seven scenes were filmed in real time (as opposed to condensed editing-room time) over the course of a year, giving the drama an extra touch of realism and humanity. show more

  • 63
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Despite the high quality of the acting, Spring Forward is for the most part sleepy, long-winded stuff. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    It's a pleasure to watch these unhurried, character-driven vignettes when such great actors are anchoring them. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Tom Gilroy's debut feature is a little obvious, but it's an excellent showcase for the criminally underused Ned Beatty. show more

  • 83
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Great, restrained performances of Beatty and Schreiber, delicately framed by the filmmaker's taste for visual compositions. show more

  • 90
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    The sense of continuing life is quietly remarkable. show more

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