Supporting Characters


Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Jaime N. Christley
    Jan 19, 2013
    Glides from a mildly off-putting opening across several scenes that waver between sitcom superficiality and sudden, unexpected gusts of feeling, ultimately ending on a note of perfectly judged emotional ambivalence.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jan 24, 2013
    This well-acted film captures a generational and occupational sliver of New York life that rings true.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Jan 23, 2013
    Frequently funny, Schechter's movie is also shrewd in its handling of the tensions between longtime friends and co-workers as professional opportunities dwindle and off-the-job romantic drama trickles into the cutting room.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike D Angelo
    Jan 23, 2013
    Supporting Characters tends to meander pleasantly from scene to scene, relying on the testy rapport between its two lead actors.
  5. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jan 22, 2013
    The fictional filmmaker's rejection of "quirkiness" ends up, ironically, being embraced by the movie itself, but even at its most sitcomish, Karpovsky and Lowe's banter has a contentious authenticity that recognizes these industry grunts as vital and three-dimensional-no matter their nominal supporting status.
  6. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Jan 25, 2013
    There is a lived-in quality to Supporting Characters that comes from either a strong cast or days of rehearsal – unclear as to whether they had the latter, though they definitely have the former.
  7. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Jan 24, 2013
    Dan Schechter's no-budget comedy about the romantic and professional travails of a pair of financially struggling film editors offers a few laughs, all served up on eyeball-gougingly ugly digital video.

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