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  • Summary: A story about stolen love and stolen identities, shot on stolen film.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 90
    The GoodTimes Kid has a whimsy, a passion, a sophistication and, above all, a vigor that's mostly drained out of Amerindie cinema over the last decade or so.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    80
    Mr. Jacobs's approach is descended from a long line of minimalist filmmakers, from Jacques Tati ("Monsieur Hulot's Holiday") up through Jim Jarmusch ("Mystery Train"), but The GoodTimesKid dances, like Diaz, in its own sweet style. It doesn't get to the point because getting there is the point.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    Building his dry comedy out of a basic confusion of names, an Army recruitment slip and one man's curiosity, Jacobs creates a droll, meandering and defiantly uncommercial film.
  4. 63
    The film's pared-down narrative is anything but aimless, and it pays off in a haunting final last scene scored with Gang of Four's "Damaged Goods."
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Halter
    60
    Though the film never transcends its own neo-boho quirk, it concludes in a marvelous final shot: a long take set to Gang of Four, grungy and materialist in the Jacobs tradition.
Score distribution:
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. AndyS.
    Feb 9, 2007
    8
    Charming, dead-pan funny, with an effective pay-off. Sara Diaz is hot.