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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A lot more than the sum of its delicately balanced parts. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The five stories in The Five Senses flawlessly and even artfully create a unified mood. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Thoughtfulness and artistry ...raise this small, quiet picture to moments of pure epiphany. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Most of the film is so purposefully bound by its construct that it feels more like a creative-writing project (sure, give it an A) than a movie (B-). show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Traveling from the tragic to the comic, this multifaceted film is richly acted and imaginatively directed. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A story like Five Senses sounds like a gimmick, but Podeswa has a light touch when dealing with the senses and a sure one when telling his stories. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    A deft, elegant, melancholy tapestry of flawed outreach, and the big reason it succeeds is Podeswa's courage in dispensing with a lot of exposition and trusting the audience - and the faces of the actors - to fill a lot of what otherwise would be gaps. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Pseudo art can be fun, though, even if it doesn't quite awaken all your senses. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    It is a gimmick, rather than an idea worth exploring. show more

  • 50
    Sara Wildberger Miami Herald

    It manages just to be pleasant. show more

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