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Responsibility clashes with freedom as a young New York City couple experiences two decidedly different holidays in this drama from filmmaking duo David Siegel and Scott McGehee (Suture, The Deep End). It's the Fourth of July, and Kate (Lynn Collins) and Bobby (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) are struggling to make a decision: do they stick with tradition and spend the weekend with Kate's family, or do they set out on their own for a spontaneous adventure? After making their initial decision, an alternate narrative emerges to show just what would have happened had they chosen to do otherwise.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rain Li's crisp cinematography gives the entwined stories different but complementary visual styles. Paul Zucker's editing supports each genre then poses fresh questions by leaping from one to the other."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"A taut, skillful exercise in cinematic clockwork."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"The gimmicky filming technique backfires."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Uncertainty is a long gimmick stylishly filmed and moderately enjoyable but plagued by tedious stretches and constant reminders of its own artificiality."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"Through a purely movie-world concept, the film arrives at some surprisingly real, vivid feelings."
‑ Jesse Hassenger, Filmcritic.com
"You either swallow it and learn to love it, or you start running."
‑ Philippe Garnier, L.A. Weekly
"Excellent New York City location shooting and the ever-reliable Joseph Gordon-Levitt can't salvage this gimmicky, overlong thriller from Scott McGehee and David Siegel..."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Unfortunately, the movie lacks narrative balance -- not in terms of screen time but in terms of raw audience interest."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Some viewers may find fault with the basic idea, but Uncertainty is undeniably fascinating."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A satisfying romantic drama with two alternate stories and a remarkably fresh and vibrant performance by Lynn Collins."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The film bets everything on an unconventional structure, but fails to do much with it."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"The leads are immensely appealing, but the sum of their experiences equals nothing more profound than two earnest people wrestling with a tough decision."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Perhaps Uncertainty is a metaphor for the writing process. You start with a blank page then you have to make a decision, any decision, and follow it as far as you can."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"A tiny little piece of awesomeness."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"A brilliantly-conceived, well-executed, micro-budgeted, action-packed thriller which gives a whole new meaning to 4th of July fireworks."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
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