Simpatico (1999)

Old rivalries lead to new betrayals in this Sam Shepard drama with comic undertones. Vinnie (Nick Nolte) and Carter (Jeff Bridges) have known each other for years, but their relationship has grown less than cordial. Many years ago, the two… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 17, 1999
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2000
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Consensus: Critics say Simpatico's lengthy plot is too unfocused; the movie becomes confusing and tedious to watch.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Another example of when bad movies happen to good actors.

Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

Simpatico pulls up lame way before the stretch.

Michael Dequina

With the cast and the pulpy neo-noir storyline, one would never suspect that the film is the crushing bore that it is.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A movie hobbled by unwieldy visual ideas.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Much effort and expertise have gone into the making of Simpatico, but, while it's entertaining, it's not as persuasive as it needs to be to succeed fully.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

This is an engaging movie, which shows its theatrical origins, both positively and negatively.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Stone doesn't show up until the film is half over and seems to be trying rather hard to make up for the lost time.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Improbabilities and all, Simpatico still boasts wonderful scenes and a cast that is truly superb.

Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Nolte and Bridges have too much talent to play their uninspired characters.

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