Apart (2012)

Apart is the journey of the tragically star-crossed Noah and Emily who are linked by a rare psychological disorder classified as ICD-10 F24, madness of two. Drawing from actual case history, this richly evocative and unsettling mystery… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 9, 2012
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

Even when the movie exploits cliches - cue washed-out colors and eerie scraping noises - it exploits them in limited quantities, portioning out only what's required by mood and plot.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

To understand Apart's Time-Life Mysteries of the Unknown tommyrot any better, one would need a psychic bond to first-time writer/director Aaron Rottinghaus, for his movie doesn't do much of a job explaining it.

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Brian Orndorf

Handsomely mounted, but far too languid to penetrate the senses in the same mind-blowing manner writer/director Aaron Rottinghaus intends.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Almost all of the film's remarkably static scenes reveal too little and confuse too much.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Tries too hard and ends up substituting pretension for punch.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Apart" is only 80 minutes long, but it feels like it goes on for twice that.

John Anderson

All dressed up with nowhere to go, the visually adept Apart has a narrative rhythm as disjointed as the personalities of its lead teenagers

Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Apart" is designed to be a so-what- really-happened type of thriller, but since we often know stuff before Noah does, the thrill's sometimes gone by the time you get there.

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

Imagine Romeo and Juliet by way of Donnie Darko and you'll have some idea what to expect from this atmospheric story of star-crossed romance with a supernatural twist.

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