By Hook Or By Crook
By Hook Or By Crook (2002)

Two women find love while trying to learn the fine art of bank robbery in this independent comedy-drama. Shy (Silas Howard) is a young butch lesbian from a small town in Kansas who has never figured out what she wants to do with her life.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 27, 2003
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mary Brennan
Seattle Times

A ragged but endearing buddy movie.

Dave Kehr
New York Times

By Hook or by Crook is, like its principal characters, a bit messy and maladroit but not without a certain charm.

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Moira Sullivan
FilmFestivals.com

It's a buddy movie, albeit the queerest buddy movie ever that makes Midnight Cowboy look tame in comparison.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

It quickly becomes tiresome and cliché-ridden -- not to mention depressing and pointless.

Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

Refreshingly, this tale of stone butch blues is rarely treatise-like; sexuality never devolves into agitprop.

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Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

A weirdly compelling train wreck of a film that's as raw around the edges as its protagonists.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The title ... must be alluding to the possibility that large parts of the movie are begged, borrowed, and stolen from early Gus Van Sant.

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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader

Remarkable debut feature.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Three weeks may be the ostensible time frame for the plot, but sitting through this nauseatingly whimsical and pointless confection feels like a downright eternity.

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