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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Only DeWitt looks at home, but Shelton allows “Touchy Feely” to be so wishy-washy that we can never get a hold of the star, or the movie. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Laughs come less frequently here than in Humpday and Your Sister's Sister, but the writer-director's empathy for floundering characters is intact. show more

  • 75
    Ella Taylor NPR

    The cast is more than game. DeWitt's Abby is earnest and searching and a little bit nuts, but we're never encouraged to see her as dumb, credulous or pathetic. show more

  • 75
    Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine

    Lynn Shelton crafts a film of astonishingly sustained mood, tying its beguiling atmosphere to the mental states of her characters. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Touchy Feely seems poised to explore the same issues of embarrassing intimacy Shelton mined in her two last films, Humpday and Your Sister’s Sister. But here there’s a new fantastical element, the kind of magical device that might pop up in a minor Woody Allen film. show more

  • 63

    In the days since, I have found myself thinking about these characters at unexpected moments. Maybe the film, like its characters, just needs a little time to grow on you. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    wWen the filmmaker lines up her characters to confront their respective fears of intimacy, the loosey-goosey vibe clashes with the script’s clunky machinations; like her characters, Shelton doesn’t know what to do when things actually happen. show more

  • 40
    David Hughes Empire

    Intermittently funny but erratically structured, it's a rare disappointment from Shelton. show more

  • 40
    Noel Murray The Dissolve

    Shelton seems so preoccupied with making Touchy Feely feel natural and real that she’s forgotten to add any incident. show more

  • 40
    Patrick Gamble CineVue

    The film feels like yet another product of the recent studio appropriation of mumblecore as a commodity, ultimately removing any semblance of individualism and feeling like just another product off the factory conveyor belt. show more

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