Irene in Time
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A disappointingly monotonous weepie."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"With its sappy musical vignettes and encounter-session dialogue, the movie consistently overplays its insights, though all three leads contribute thoughtful and genuine performances."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Henry Jaglom has been making indie movies for decades. He's a devotee of unadorned camerawork and semi-improvised dialogue -- but some actors are better at improv than others."
‑ Mike Miliard, Boston Phoenix
"For some girls, when it comes to men, there's just no one quite like daddy."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"A near-insufferable, low-budget, pity party that combines the occasional poignant insight with slack storytelling."
‑ Mark Keizer, Boxoffice Magazine
"[Jaglom's] closing dedication -- "For my daughter" -- turns this into something actively creepy, as opposed to merely brainless, boring and inept."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out New York
"It offers certain pleasures, but suffers from an inability to structure events or know when to end a shot. And it has an ending that is simply, perhaps ridiculously, incomprehensible."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Against this Judd Apatow era, Jaglom's exploratory filmmaking requires a personal response unhindered by TV formula. His semi-improvised vignettes go in unexpected places, often profoundly emotional directions..."
‑ Armond White, New York Press
"Further evidence that Henry Jaglom's filmmaking career is on its last gasp, "Irene In Time" is an all too prosaic story..."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Tanna Frederick's charismatic appeal reaches out from the screen, drawing us deeper into 'Irene's world' with each successive scene."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Mr. Jaglom displays an endearing lack of cynicism but an equal lack of discipline."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"There's some sharply written dialogue, and a few strong performances in supporting roles. But much of the action onscreen doesn't ring true."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"Too contrived, sophomoric and unmoving, despite a lively soundtrack and a radiant performance by the genuinely beautiful Tanna Frederick."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Somehow, for all of her flaws, Irene slowly and surprisingly worked her way into my heart. Because of this, I found the film's ending particularly effective and poignant."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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