AKA (2002)

Set in 1978 England, AKA opens with 18-year-old Dean (Matthew Leitch) being kicked out of his working-class home by his abusive father. Shy but socially ambitious, Dean subsequently finds work with high society marm Lady Gryffon (Diana… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 14, 2004
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As the movie goes on (and on), this triple-image effect ultimately starts to feel less effective than what a single, well-placed camera might convey.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Coupling the plot with the presentation -- and the appealing cinematography -- makes AKA a film not to miss.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

'AKA' is DOA...boring, and boring in an irritatingly complicated way.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The three-panel format gives the digitally shot picture enormous psycho-emotional layering.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

It's an eloquent testament to the fragmentary nature of identity.

Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

The story is an interesting one, so I wanted to like this. I guess with three movies on the screen, I must have been watching the wrong one.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Does the radical choice to split up the action contribute anything that couldn't be achieved in a more traditional format? The answer is a well-earned affirmative, and the drama is solid enough to make the whole enterprise worthwhile.

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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

An unforgettable film.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

An interesting though not extremely successful experiment, but it definitely makes you want to see what Duncan Roy does next.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Parsons
Dean, an attractive, 18-year old man living in working-class Thatcher-era Britain, longs to go to college and 'make something' of himself. Trapped in… More