Uncertainty (2009)

Responsibility clashes with freedom as a young New York City couple experiences two decidedly different holidays in this drama from filmmaking duo David Siegel and Scott McGehee (Suture, The Deep End). It's the Fourth of July, and Kate… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 13, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 20, 2010
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Rain Li's crisp cinematography gives the entwined stories different but complementary visual styles. Paul Zucker's editing supports each genre then poses fresh questions by leaping from one to the other.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

A taut, skillful exercise in cinematic clockwork.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The gimmicky filming technique backfires.

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Philippe Garnier
L.A. Weekly

You either swallow it and learn to love it, or you start running.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Excellent New York City location shooting and the ever-reliable Joseph Gordon-Levitt can't salvage this gimmicky, overlong thriller from Scott McGehee and David Siegel...

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TV Guide

Unfortunately, the movie lacks narrative balance -- not in terms of screen time but in terms of raw audience interest.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

The film bets everything on an unconventional structure, but fails to do much with it.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

The leads are immensely appealing, but the sum of their experiences equals nothing more profound than two earnest people wrestling with a tough decision.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Perhaps Uncertainty is a metaphor for the writing process. You start with a blank page then you have to make a decision, any decision, and follow it as far as you can.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A metalinguistic exercise in which it is the characters who have to decide, by flipping a coin, if they want to belong in a sensitive family drama or an action… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"I'm not afraid of either scenario, but it's just - I want this to be something we're doing, not something we're not… More
Japes .
Typed from my ipad so sorry for any mistakes..... This movie was boring as hell. I understand that they were trying to show how different decisions have… More
Jake ....
So, I understand that Uncertainty is a "bad" movie, but I absolutely loved it. I'm not even totally sure why, but the whole thing is intoxicating… More
Manu Gino
The choice is theirs. This film is good. Joseph Gordon Levitt is great in the lead and shows his range here, while Lynn Collins isn't bad either.… More
Curtis Lilly
They had a cool idea, but didn't know what to do with it. About half way through I stopped caring if the familiy liked the guy or if they get killed by… More