Chasing Amy
Chasing Amy (1997)

After a pair of films about hipster slackers, the work of writer-director Kevin Smith matured and gained critical respect with this low budget, independent comedy-drama about love, sex and the fine line between the two. Ben Affleck stars as… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 4, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2000
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Chasing Amy explores gender roles, sexual mores, and the limits of friendship with a mixture of sensitivity, raw honesty, and director/screenwriter Kevin Smith's signature raunchy humor.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

With their matching hipster goatees and deadpan cynicism, Affleck and Lee evince the easy rapport of old buds.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Even when its young, uncertain characters appear to be in danger of talking (and whining) themselves to death, there's something genuine and charmingly naive about their attempts to make sense of their feelings.

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Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

Slowly, like a latent teen pulled against his will into adulthood, Kevin Smith is growing up. But he's not growing quietly.

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Paul Tatara

There is a lot of frank conversation about the technical aspects of sex between women, but Holden and Banky are written more like sniggering eighth graders than inquisitive adults.

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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News

Chasing Amy is not yet a mature work Smith still needs a style to go with his sensibility but its yearning for maturity is palpable and touching.

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Total Film

Chasing Amy represents a change in direction for Smith, with drama before gags. A chick flick for blokes.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

As in Smith's debut film, Clerks, there's something about the scruffy Chasing Amy that breaks through the pretenses of more conventional movies.

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

The performances are universally strong. The goateed Affleck makes for a particularly sympathetic protagonist; he has the looks and confidence of a lady-killer, but nagging befuddlement and vulnerability are rarely far from the surface.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

The movie reinforces his gift for dialogue, but his ability to handle actors, compose scenes or keep track of his own story is negligible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This is simply the best Kevin Smith movie imo. While many may disagree its the from the heart feel of this movie that makes it something special and has made… More
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Carlos Magalhães
Joey Lauren Adams got on my nerves with her grating voice, but even so it is hard not to fall in love with this adorable and funny movie (the dialogue is simply… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"She was the girl, I know that now. But I pushed her away. So, I've spent every day since then chasing Amy... so to speak."</i>… More
Alex roy
Chasing Amy is very good comedy film from Kevin Smith and is the third film featuring Jay & Silent Bob. Smith uses all the usual tricks that have made his… More
Matthew Slaven
Chasing Amy delivers brave, genuine, comically-rich and insightful dialogue and a great performance by Joey Lauren Adams. The character she plays is Godly (yes,… More