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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is really a sexy, emotionally true portrait of a handful of people wrestling with their impulses and trying to find their way to happiness. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Some moments in XX/XY ring true, and the honesty exposed is revelatory. But, like some relationships, this drama can be tough to endure. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    An ongoing problem is the complete lack of chemistry between the leads. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Ruffalo plays the character with that elusive charm he also revealed in "You Can Count on Me." show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    What makes XX/XY so engaging; it attempts to define love through broken characters who know neither themselves nor the meaning of love. show more

  • 75
    Ray Conlogue The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Rarely does a fine movie like this have so awkward a title, or so off-putting an opening scene. But there is method in both these madnesses, and a searchingly intelligent and moving story to be told. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A blandly filmed and subtext-heavy talkathon that wastes a game cast on a group of characters about whom it's almost impossible to care. If this were a cocktail party, you'd be back home with a good book already. show more

  • 25
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    It's awkward, listless and fails to reach any sort of climax. show more

  • 70
    Tim Merrill Film Threat

    It may appear clichéd in the telling, but Chick has no use for the glib irony and rampant pop-culture sampling which has already dated "Reality Bites" and its ilk. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Writer/director Austin Chick falls into the timeworn trap of making an immature, irritating film about immature, irritating characters. show more

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