The Simian Line
The Simian Line (2000)

Director Linda Yellen spins this study of four couples as they struggle to maintain their relationships. Middle-aged divorcée and landlord Katharine (Lynn Redgrave) is completely smitten with her live-in lover Rick (Harry Connick, Jr.). She… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 15, 2000
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2006
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Lael Loewenstein

An uneven, at times absorbing portrait of four couples struggling to define their relationships.

Gene Seymour

The story, such as it is, is hackneyed mush of the most contrived and patronizing kind.

Michael Dequina
Film Threat

Somewhere buried deep within Linda Yellen's The Simian Line lurks a potentially interesting film.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's a banal little indie ensemble comedy.

Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

One of those exercises in romantic whimsy that misses its mark: It's alternately sappy and uncomfortably harsh.

Michael Dequina

Somewhere buried deep lurks a potentially interesting film.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

It's partly the characters and partly the performers who are responsible for generating more feelings in the afterlife than the film's Weehawken Six achieve in here and now.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Reveals [Yellen's] mastery of artifice and theatricality in the service of eliciting genuine emotion and insight into human nature.

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Bruce Feld
Film Journal International

It is like an anthology that offers only one story that clicks.

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