Bodies, Rest & Motion
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)

Michael Steinberg, co-director of The Waterdance, made his solo directorial debut with the Gen-X character study Bodies, Rest & Motion. Written by Roger Hedden, based on his own play, the film's title refers to Newton's First Law of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 24, 2003
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Uncompelling but moderately engaging.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The other actors share an easy, appealing rapport and a flair for dry understatement, which is the film's prevailing tone.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The strength of it, the subtext of revolving door relationships, would have been better served if allowed to remain more subtle.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The film squeaks in its joints whenever it tries too hard to make a 'generational statement,' and may annoy you with its glibness, but it manages to hold one's interest -- surprisingly at times, given the lightweight characters.

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James Berardinelli

In an era when many motion pictures are going for 'big,' it's nice to see well-known actors in a 'small' film like this.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A laid-back look at youthful rootlessness which never really catches fire.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Every generation spends a while in the navel observatory before learning that it's a shallow, lint-clogged pursuit.

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Emanuel Levy

The narrative applies Newton's famous law to charcaters that are in rest (more inertsia here), forced to move by an external stimulus. The acting is good, but overall a static, venetless feature.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Chosen 718
Good indie film.
Ashton R.
This movie would probably be less than mediocre if it wasn't for Tim Roth (I know; I'm a bit biased, but he's a great actor!). His characater is… More