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  • Summary: Fetish photographer Billy (Adam Wingard) stages elaborate shoots around his fixations, photographing women in various stages of undress and death. When one of Billy's models winds up actually dead, depressed and romantically disillusioned investigator Michael (Simon Barrett), suffering through a crumbling relationship himself, knocks on his door and discovers a world he struggles to understand - in Billy's art, as well as his apparent ease at juggling professional and intimate relationships with a committed girlfriend and various models. Jealousy runs high, and meanwhile, a killer is still on the loose. Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Jan 19, 2014
    75
    Throughout, Joe Swanberg connects Generation Y's fetish for past pop-cultural kitsch to its attending sexual insecurities.
  2. Reviewed by:  Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Jan 22, 2014
    67
    Like countless Swanberg films (the prolific director has completed 17 features in less than a decade), 24 Exposures is populated by characters who are defined not by their actions, but by their unwillingness to act. The difference here is the presence of an exterior force—the murders—that makes Swanberg’s naturalistic style seem affected.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Jan 24, 2014
    50
    This latest, a thriller about a photographer who might be a killer, is wild pop fly that disappears in the stands.
  4. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Jan 21, 2014
    40
    Swanberg has made an inspiring career out of rejecting the aesthetic crimes of Hollywood. It's dispiriting, then, that he so doggedly indulges in its tradition of male gazing.
  5. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Jan 23, 2014
    40
    24 Exposures plays like an exercise. With a thin plot — the usual parade of possible killers — it falls to the actors to provide zing.
  6. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jan 23, 2014
    40
    This brief, loosely-knit film never builds any empathy or tension.
  7. Reviewed by: Ian Buckwalter
    Jan 24, 2014
    25
    The result isn't fresh and realistic, though; it's clumsy and stilted. Improvised dialogue can work wonderfully if the actors have a solid feel for their characters, but everyone here seems rushed and uncomfortable.

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