A Slipping-Down Life
A Slipping-Down Life (1999)

In this film, Evie is a loner. One night she hears a musician named Drumstrings Casey on the radio, and Evie is immediately infatuated by him. When Evie carves Casey's name on her forehead with broken glass, the resulting media… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 22, 1999
DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lili Talyor is the best thing in this uninvolving and unconvincing drama.

Tom Long
Detroit News

It's interesting, not fascinating, intriguing, not electrifying. But for those in the mood for an offbeat pleasure, A Slipping Down Life may well satisfy.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A perplexing, dark and brooding exercise.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Never cuts much deeper than its subject.

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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times

Independent films like to equate smallness with authenticity, but sometimes, unfortunately, they're just small.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The two stars were not right for the parts.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Weaves a fragile --- and often funny --- spell.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

What at first seems like observed, exaggerated truth soon reveals itself as a series of writerly conceits being followed doggedly to some logical conclusion.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

If not entirely successful, at least ambitious and, for a long while, even brave.

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