Auggie Rose
Auggie Rose (2001)

A bored insurance salesman (Jeff Goldblum) assumes the identity of an ex-con (Kim Coates) who unexpectedly died in his arms. Lucy: Anne Heche. Carol: Nancy Travis. Mason: Timothy Olyphant. Emanuel: Joe Santos. Off. Decker: Richard T. Jones.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 24, 2001
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

Strong supporting actors ... give performances that serve to make their co-stars or the material look worse.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The acting surprise in this odd and interesting film is Anne Heche, who suppresses her sexy, acerbic essence and completely slips into the skin of Auggie's pen pal.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Tabak's directing debut is carefully plotted, well acted and surprisingly free of cheap thrills.

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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

Begins to feel like a coffeehouse conversation about a movie that's all about meanings and motif rather than substance and characters.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Has the earmarks of a sleeper: an unusual and involving premise persuasively and fully realized.

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Michele McCole Moss

Goldblum gives a satisfying performance as a man desperate to escape his mundane, privileged life.

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Jessica Winter
Village Voice

Only the latest feature to suck the air out of Destiny, moviedom's current bogeyman.

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Luke Sader
Hollywood Reporter

A picture that feels awfully slight.

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Auggie Rose has the makings of a TV movie though director Matthew Tabak engages noir idiom to quaint effect.

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