Reconstruction (2004)

Late one evening, Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to follow the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee, time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, towards whom he cannot return. Alex's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 17, 2004
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2005
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Boe's notion of cinema as a glamorous art is apparent, but his sense of narrative mystery tends to err on the side of pretentiousness.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Like love itself, Reconstruction works on an irrational, off-kilter plane, filled with elation, regret and elusive second chances.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

A shadow of greater films (Last Year at Marienbad) are echoed back in arthouse light, (or lite) shall we say.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Boe can be forgiven for occasionally bringing Reconstruction ... to the brink of pretension. It's his first full- length feature, and this is the mark of a novice. He makes up for it with a natural's gift for storytelling and eye for casting.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It manages to engage you on the literal -- the immediate story, that is -- and the abstract.

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Stina Chyn
Film Threat

Toys with our feelings just enough to make us aware of ourselves but sufficiently refrains from manipulation- overload.

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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This is Boe's first full-length film, but he already works the art form like a master. He proves he understands love lost and the hungry yearning burning inside love found.

Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

Reconstruction works more resonantly as a cerebral exercise than an emotional voyage.

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Matthew Leyland

Stylish, complex and challenging, Reconstruction is a noir romance that teases the mind but leaves the emotions untouched.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
For a movie I knew nothing about and had no interest in seeing, this was fantastic! This was quite an unusual film, I didn't really "get" it… More
Dimitris Springer
Fragrant stimulation.A top notch film of 2004,a great film production,a charming gem of reflecting views and the magic of cinema inside out.Where the truth… More
Antony Stubbs
Rather decent off-kilter relationship drama. Nikolaj Lie Kaas plays a young man who thought himself to already be in a relationship unexpectedly finds himself… More
Mark Abell
Wow! Incredible. Surreal. Bizarre. Bewildering. Terrifying. Enigmatic. Exquisite. Beautiful. Mysterious. Sensual. Romantic. Sad. Someone else will have to… More