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  • Summary: A reclusive auto mechanic hides his love for the beautiful young actress who rents an apartment in his inherited family home. (Visionbox Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 88
    Drew me in from the opening shots. Byler reveals his characters in a way that intrigues and even fascinates us, and he never reduces the situation to simple melodrama, which would release the tension. This is like a psychological thriller, in which the climax has to do with feelings, not actions.
  2. Wonderful images, hues, sensations and faces.
  3. Would that all love stories were as sophisticated and amusing as the satisfying Charlotte Sometimes.
  4. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    75
    Sexy, surprising romance.
  5. 70
    Using vagueness as a crutch, Charlotte Sometimes makes a fetish of opacity. Still, whether or not it's a pose, the film's poised reticence is refreshing in context -- a rebuke to the contemporary crop of blabbermouthed American indies.
  6. 67
    An erotic mystery of sorts, the film works because it's laconic rather than talky and its actors are all up for the material.
  7. Writer-director Byler, in his first feature film, also proves to be a noteworthy new voice, even if his cinematic sense outweighs his narrative sense in this initial outing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

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