Palindromes
Palindromes (2004)

Thirteen-year-old Aviva Victor wants to be a 'mom'. She does all she can to make this happen and comes very close to succeeding, but in the end her sensible parents thwart her plan. So she runs away, still determined to get pregnant… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 13, 2005
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unique but cold.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Subversive by reputation, Solondz is an acquired taste on his best day, and he's just all over the place with this one. Unpleasantly so.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Let the discomfort commence.

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Kam Williams
Denver Urban Spectrum

A bizarre but brilliant headscratcher!

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

The movie's oppressive atmosphere of flatly rendered, all-consuming determinism leaves it sparkless, pointless and ultimately not very funny.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

There's pointed fatalism and indictments of middle-class superiority, but Solondz, ever the outsider, never loses affection for his misfits or stoops to passing judgment on their motivations. Love or hate him, he's vital.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Certainly a unique vision for a filmmaker, this is not a flick for everyone. Stick with it, however, and you just may thoroughly enjoy what is at the heart an incredibly sweet tale.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

In its own peculiar way, it is a more compassionate and useful religious document than Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"Palindromes" is a sloppy and muddy film that uses the shock value of seeing adult men humping numerous underage girls as its recurring visual device inscrutably linked to an unclear abortion issue theme.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

The director's latest trek into the lunatic void, of what can best be described as the cinematic version of clinical depression.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
"Palindromes" is intermittently engaging but overall does not have much of a point. The plot focuses on a girl who's about 13 and wants to have a… More
Arash Xak
Todd Solondz's strangest & imo weakest film
Anthony Lawrie
It?s a bit complicated but its bold and very original! Typically disturbing while being quite tender, what will Solondz do next?
Ken Stachnik
Poor 13 year girl can't have a baby, but REALLY wants one. and you know what this is? the worlds smallest violin playing "my heart cries for… More
Randy Tippy
More than just a sequel to <i>Welcome to the Dollhouse</i>, this is a companion piece. Much more abstract than it's predecessor,… More
Curtis Lilly
This movie is totally good...if you like kids having sex with other kids, murdering adults, and other such things. For no reason the actors change, but the… More