A Slipping-Down Life
A Slipping-Down Life (1999)

Making its world premiere at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, this story adapted for the screen and directed by first-timer Toni Kalem is based on the Anne Tyler novel of the same name. The story deals with finding love in a dead-end life.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 19, 2004
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lili Talyor is the best thing in this uninvolving and unconvincing drama.

Tom Long
Detroit News

It's interesting, not fascinating, intriguing, not electrifying. But for those in the mood for an offbeat pleasure, A Slipping Down Life may well satisfy.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A perplexing, dark and brooding exercise.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Crap.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Never cuts much deeper than its subject.

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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times

Independent films like to equate smallness with authenticity, but sometimes, unfortunately, they're just small.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The two stars were not right for the parts.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Weaves a fragile --- and often funny --- spell.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

What at first seems like observed, exaggerated truth soon reveals itself as a series of writerly conceits being followed doggedly to some logical conclusion.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

If not entirely successful, at least ambitious and, for a long while, even brave.

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