|Miramax Films | Release Date: April 4, 1997||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
This small-scale, low-budget movie is defined by an honest searching quality.
Funny, profane and surprisingly painful at times.
Smith makes it crackle, with various aggressive honesties and wit. [May 5, 1997}
Smith shows the grasp of character and offbeat humor that really registered in "Clerks," and a subtler mastery of film fluidity and professionalism than anything in the cheesy, amateurish "Mallrats."
What Smith does best in Chasing Amy is write clever, raunchy and emotionally true-to-life dialogue.
Has a squawky, endearing, pugnacious angst about it, like Adams. It's too loud, sometimes, and it's always pushy, but it's got heart.
Its honesty and insights are refreshing.
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