The Five Senses

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  • Summary: Five people, each representing one of the senses, feel their way toward love or reconciliation through five interconnected stories taking place over a three day period in Montreal.


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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. 100
    A brilliant film--vivid, haunting, intelligent and in good taste, wonderfully acted, wonderfully written and directed.
  2. If you can forgive some plot artifice and gloss, there's a seductively intuitive and resonant theme resting at the core of Jeremy Podeswa's haunting new film.
  3. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    A deft, elegant, melancholy tapestry of flawed outreach, and the big reason it succeeds is Podeswa's courage in dispensing with a lot of exposition and trusting the audience - and the faces of the actors - to fill a lot of what otherwise would be gaps.
  4. It is a gimmick, rather than an idea worth exploring.
  5. San Francisco Examiner
    Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Particularly anticlimactic - the film itself seems sprung from molting yuppie catalogs.
  6. 40
    Comes so freighted with tragedy and sensitivity that I left dreaming of converting the abject misery of one and all to everyday unhappiness with free drinks and a raucous sing-along down at the pub.
  7. A self-consciously arty ensemble piece that's alternately exploitative, implausible and cliche ridden.

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