Look Both Ways
Look Both Ways (2006)

Preoccupation with disasters and a growing sense of mortality threaten to derail the growing relationship between the witness of a train accident and the reporter sent to interview her in this daring drama from emerging Australian filmmaker… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 14, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With animated sequences adding imaginative quirkiness to the mix, this movie about death and disaster is insightful, empathic, and more uplifting than one would think.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

While [director Sarah] Watt begins to offer an interesting study in paranoia, tinged with some good comic moments, her multi-stranded plot and last-minute recourse to romance ultimately lost the interest of this viewer.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

How each person copes with trauma and renewal adds up to a tender tale rich in memorable performances.

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

A remarkably dense and powerful picture of people's yearning and struggling. . . . about how 'things just happen'%u2014that's the sadness and beauty of life.

Janice Page
Boston Globe

A black-humored screenplay, realistic performances, eye-catching artwork, and a few creative turns on some well-worn themes.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

The bottom line is that none of this goes anywhere beyond a droning funeral procession.

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Anton Bitel

an impressive, intelligent and moving tragicomedy of manners - any way you look at it.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Filled with aloof and confused characters just treading water, and even if they are likable, it eventually becomes tiresome. It's like one big pity party.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

The film itself is beautifully done.

Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

Not a feel-good flick, yet likely to strike a chord with those inclined to contemplate life as a pessimistic venture guided by the unpredictable vagaries of the fickle finger of fate.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
On the way home from her father's funeral, Meryl(Justine Clarke), an artst, imagines many scenes of catastrophe before witnessing a man being hit by a… More
Mark Abell
A deeply affecting film from first time Australian director Sarah Watt, who also wrote the screen play and did some of the animation. It is about death, and… More
Daniel Parsons
NICK: Do you think you're getting over the shock? MERYL: The <i>dad</i> shock or the <i>accident</i> shock? Do you think you can… More