Winter Solstice

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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

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  • Summary: A poignant look at the impact a woman's love and support has on a father struggling with his sons setting out to explore their independence. (Paramount Classics)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. As quietly dazzling as a small, very precious stone.
  2. A high-wire act, treading a thin line of truth between hokum and homilies. You hold your breath, waiting to see if the filmmakers misstep, but they never do.
  3. 80
    Beautifully unemphatic small-town drama.
  4. 60
    What makes Winter Solstice, a nice little Jersey vignette about a widower and his two teenage sons, so striking is writer-director Josh Sternfeld's respect for the verbal shorthand of family interaction.
  5. So much is unspoken and this slice of reality is so thin and slow as to make the film downright unsatisfying.
  6. Oddly, the film's strengths -- its quiet, understated manner; its non-plot; the awkward speech patterns and uncomfortable pauses that suggest emotional isolation -- are also its weaknesses.
  7. 10
    The result is a numbing void, and a long, frustrating wait for something to happen.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. .perez
    Sep 14, 2006
    10
    Quiet, self-assured, this film is one to sit down by yourself with and fall in to. Beautiful camera work and acting. The story is simple and Quiet, self-assured, this film is one to sit down by yourself with and fall in to. Beautiful camera work and acting. The story is simple and thoughtful. Expand

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