The Tracey Fragments
The Tracey Fragments (2008)

"The Tracey Fragments" uses highly inventive and dynamic Mondrian-like split screens to tell the story of why 15-year-old Tracey Berkowitz is riding out a blizzard in the back of a city bus, naked except for the tattered curtain… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 9, 2008
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Splitscreen intensive and at times ambiguous, this Ellen Page vehicle cum psychodrama takes audacious risks that may confuse.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

To criticize a film called The Tracey Fragments for being too fragmented may sound a bit on-the-nose, but this experimental drama from Canadian director Bruce McDonald is interesting for a while and then goes to pieces.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

Viewed as the sum of its sad incidents, The Tracey Fragments seems like the kind of adolescent melodrama that has become a staple of young-adult literature.

Dan Sallitt

The first time I saw The Tracey Fragments, I felt as if I was seeing a revolution in film form, a new visual concept that made us process images in a fundamentally different way.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I hated this movie. I really did.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

I have a feeling that this is the last time we'll see a down-and-dirty Ellen Page.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Even with the film's scant running time of 77 minutes, the unrelenting use of Mondrian splitscreen is bound to give anyone a headache.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

This audacious puzzlement is worth seeing, I guess, for some startling and innovative visual designs. But it doesn't amount to anything more substantial than a technical tour de force.

Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

The Tracey Fragments is a grating stunt that plays like a film-school project, cutting a bland story into a million tiny irritating pieces.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

An exploration of the heightened, extreme emotional sensations of adolescence, The Tracey Fragments is demanding and relentless, an image overload in search of resolution.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Rubia Carolina
"Run Lola Run" is the firt movie that came to my mind. "Paranoid Park" somehow too. The movie runs exactly as our mind: a constant in and… More
What a hot mess this movie was. I was only wanting to see it because it had Ellen Page in it. I am glad I watched it for that fact, because I still think her… More
Leigh Ryan
Hmmm... it was hard to watch with all the PIP boxes everywhere. Might have been really good aside from that. Page was very deep and amazing in her role… More
Red Lats
This is the last time I watch a film with the word 'fragments' in the title. There are actually two things that frustrate me about this film. I… More
Chris Weber
"fragments" is definitely the key word with this movie, describing both the presentation of things, the mindset of the titular character, and how I… More
Luke Baldock
Not so much a film as an exercise in editing. It's got style and a distinct look but it's all too much. The film is essentially a recounting of… More