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A Slipping-Down Life Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    44

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    A sluggish, tedious film about lost souls living dead-end lives in a dead-end town. Their actions often defy rationality.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Taylor does that thing she does when she whispers as if she has just discovered speech; Pearce enjoys himself doing his own singing, and embracing grunge.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Although mood often substitutes for momentum in Ms. Kalem's film, both of her stars give affecting performances, and there's growth on both sides of the unlikely romance.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie is not a great dramatic statement, but you know that from the modesty of the title. It is about movement in emotional waters that had long been still. Taylor makes it work because she quietly suggests that when Evie's life has stalled, something drastic was needed to shock her back into action, and the carving worked as well as anything.

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