Spring Forward
Spring Forward (2000)

Playwright and character actor Tom Gilroy made his feature directorial debut with this dialogue-driven character study set against the backdrop of the changing seasons. Liev Schreiber plays Paul, a short-fused ex-con who finds unlikely… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Beatty and Schreiber generate a convincing camaraderie that is warm and touching yet with a refreshing lack of sticky sentiment.

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David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

A remarkable film, totally absorbing from the first frame to the last. It's a marvel of simplicity and depth, comfort and compassion.

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Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

While seeming to be about nothing in particular, it gradually builds toward a deeply affecting emotional impact by actually being about everything that's important.

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David Nusair
Apollo Guide

A breath of fresh air, and an antidote to all the mindless drivel Hollywood churns out on a regular basis.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

every moment is jam packed with a philosophical or heavy moment, never giving his characters a chance to breath

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The performances are all fine and heartfelt, but the story itself never provides much reason for us to care.

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David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

Here's a film that values good dialogue and complex characters over dramatic gimmicks and cheap action.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...a pair of big-budget performances by Beatty and Schreiber.

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Bruce Feld
Film Journal International

Beatty and Schreiber give accomplished performances, but are handicapped by the staginess of the script and the static nature of Gilroy's direction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Very slow...kind of didn't get the point of it all.
Leigh Ryan
A very conversationalized film. Very slow but really good.