Free Radicals
Free Radicals (2004)

The seemingly random interactions between a group of people touched by a tragedy go under the microscope in this drama from Austrian filmmaker Barbara Albert. Manu (Kathrin Resetarits) is a woman who miraculously survives an airline crash… More

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Release Date: December 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Anderson
Newsday

I have seen Barbara Albert's Free Radicals three times now and could surely watch it 10 times more, finding something else on each visit to salve the soul.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

An intelligent, viscerally intellectual exercise in ensemble acting and associative montage, enlivened with some terrific visual and dramatic ideas.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The parallel stories don't always dovetail with each other smoothly, but the acting is strong and the atmosphere is powerful.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Brims with energy, carefully drawn characters and fine acting, and sad-eyed Deborah Ten Brink, as Manu's daughter, is a scene-stealer.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

At once too densely populated and too clinically detached.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Albert leaves viewers with the intriguing notion that we're as much at the mercy of measurable physical forces as we are of the irrational.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Deftly intercutting between several tenuously-connected lives, Barbara Albert's astringent drama is transformed by bright flashes of compassion.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

A complex, moving examination of the human condition.

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Jordan Reed
Boxoffice Magazine

Aside from a few brief glimmers of hope or happiness, director Barbara Albert piles her compilation of abject misery a bit too high.

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