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Winter Solstice Reviews

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March 1, 2007
Audiences may not get too excited about devastated people who conduct their social lives at the local Dairy Queen.
November 18, 2005
Winter Solstice is an intense drama and all the action is internal. LaPaglia is such a fine actor and every nuance of his bottled up Jim comes through, as he struggles to not only be a good father, but to find a direction in his own life.
October 20, 2005
Winter Solstice thrives solely on how much understatement you can actually handle in a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 30, 2005
...a gem...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 12, 2005
Something that's increasingly rare: a stringently subtextual drama....when they finally arrive, the epiphanies are small ones.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2005
Solstice offers solace. It is quiet, understated and powerful as a single chapter in several changing lives.
| Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2005
Sternfeld started with well-conceived characters and simply didn't succeed in making them flesh. These people have traits instead of personalities; goals instead of dreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 13, 2005
Ultimately undercut by its fictional elements and its flat characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2005
To read between the lines in Winter Solstice, you better bring a magnifying glass.
May 10, 2005
Such a low-key drama that I'm not sure anything happens in it at all.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 6, 2005
This movie deserves to be seen -- and learned from. It captures the moments in which each of us stares out across an emptiness, searching for a connection that will keep us from falling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 6, 2005
Give Winter Solstice some credit for taking an unexpected route.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 6, 2005
Scene after scene of halting conversations, meaningful glances and awkward pauses that will leave you as cold as the ominous title implies.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 6, 2005
A slice-of-life film that, while well-acted, isn't compelling enough to rise to a tale to which you'd want to give two hours of your undivided attention.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 6, 2005
It's the kind of narrow-gauged drama that either will drive you crazy or absorb you in its low-key rhythms. Mostly, I went along for the ride.
Read More | Original Score: B
May 4, 2005
The filmmaker understands that quiet desperation is often more moving than noisy suffering.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2005
Flashy it certainly ain't, but there's no discounting the value of a decent story well told, especially these days.
May 1, 2005
The chill in the air is deadening for the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 30, 2005
We've seen the same material in umpteen other films, and we've learned everything about the characters during the first third of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2005
It has everything an indie film could desire -- except for a compelling plot or dramatic tension.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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