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Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 6

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  1. Mar 10, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. How slow can you go? The pacing, the visual tone, the dialogue as the characters reveal themselves and their relationships to each other, yet leave you asking so many questions, all blesh together into a rocking rhythm, much like Brahms: Intermezzo in A, Op. 118, No. 2.

    For those who enjoy a lovely slow burn, the gentle roll and the drowsy pulse draw you in, capturing your attention with its intimacy in the mundane. As a result, this film will not be to everyone's taste, especially not to some Americans who tend to favor the high speed chase, violent explosions and witty diatribe. They may not have the patience to realize the Director's vision as he slow rolls his examination of the dissolution of a man who 'gets' away with it'.

    There is no conclusion. This film takes its viewers on a woeful and deliberately slow-paced journey of the unraveling of one man's life, and the collateral damage affecting those around him, as he goes from youthful peaked fame to a mundane existence to non-existence as he disappears into oblivion. In the end, one must ask oneself, "Is it better to burn out than to fade away?"
  2. Jan 29, 2013
    I actually really liked this film - the first Facebook generation thriller. It's great to see a truly indy film in the theaters. And this one carries the banner well. The cast of fine actors who've somehow remained largely under the radar delivers that rare combo of masterful acting AND faces that don't keep reminding you that you are watching a movie. The script that actually covers new ground and is a full on entertainment. Pacing could be slightly tighter here and there, but not very often. Definitely worth the trip to the theater. Collapse

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jan 17, 2013
    The stalker-enabling menace of Facebook is largely abandoned by midpoint, and Brief Reunion won't even prompt most people to change their privacy settings.
  2. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Jan 17, 2013
    Efficiently told and features solid performances, but without the juicy character detail, vise-grip suspense or black comic intensity of its memorable forerunners, it unwinds as a boilerplate genre item.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jan 17, 2013
    The film's failure to raise the temperature gradually leaves viewers less involved than we should be.