The Myth of Fingerprints

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  • Summary: A funny, sharply observed tale of an uneasy and emotionally charged New England family reunion. (Sony)

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
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  1. 75
    A low-key holiday drama that's refreshing not only because it lacks the big discovery melodrama of most similar movies but because it's entirely believable.
  2. The characters are sharply etched but the plot is made deliberately ambiguous, suggesting that family life is so emotionally intricate that no single story can contain or explain it.
  3. It's a decorous film, conventionally well-made, but don't be fooled. Its emotional impact is considerable.
  4. Less can sometimes be perceived as more, but in the case of The Myth of Fingerprints less is simply less.
  5. Has some good performances (Ms. Moore's ongoing snit is a terrifically sustained bit of glowering), but it only barely begins to knit its self-pitying characters into a credible family unit. They are oddballs with attitude.
  6. The film has a kind of echo-filled emptiness to it that some will take as profundity and others as mere emptiness.
  7. 40
    The Myth of Fingerprints is only 90 minutes long, but watching all this tasteful torment, you can't help thinking that if you were watching a Jewish family or an Italian one, the air would be cleared -- and you'd be out of the theater -- a hell of a lot quicker.

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