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The Reception

Not Rated In Theaters 07/15/2005 , 80min.
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
It's fine stuff, beautifully played, but there's no denying that viewers will have to be patient with this 80-minute chamber piece, the first third of which feels cold and false, only to suddenly shift into unexpectedly deep emotional territory. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Although The Reception boasts some moments of emotional truth, its small scale and claustrophobic atmosphere make it a tough sit despite its brief time. Full Review
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
Well-acted but otherwise lackluster drama. Full Review
Lawrence Van Gelder
The New York Times
It's an intimate chamber piece, dialogue-heavy and at times claustrophobic, but the four central characters are so deftly sketched, and their shifting alliances so intricately choreographed, that the film never feels talky or staged. The actors are consistently excellent. Full Review
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Clever, racially and sexually provocative variation on "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Full Review

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