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Limited Releases are Half Full

March 2nd, 2007

A weak week for limited releases, with only four opening this weekend, and half of those earning very weak reviews. Ironically, the films earning the weakest reviews are also opening the widest.

Full of It - Reviews
The widest limited release of the week is also the film earning some of the weakest reviews. Given the Genie-like setup, one knew there would be an element of predictability to the film, but the is an overflow of clichés present here. There are some good performances, but they can't rise above the material. Full of It opens tonight in 15 theaters across the nation, but surprisingly not in New York City.

Into Great Silence - Reviews
A documentary about the Grande Chartreuse monastery where the monks live in complete silence. To emphasize the life of silence these men lead, the film has no narration or even incidental music. I couldn't live like that, even thinking about it makes me edgy. On the other hand, the movie is earning some of the best reviews of the week and is worth checking out. Into Great Silence opened on Wednesday at the Film Forum in New York City.

Two Weeks - Reviews
The second widest limited release of the night, and it too is earning very weak reviews. The pre-funeral reunion movie has a lot of talent, but the script is overflowing with cliches and is unable to navigate the balance between melodrama and light comedy. Two Weeks opens tonight in 12 theaters in major cities nationwide.

Wild Tigers I have Known - Reviews
A coming of age movie about a young gay boy and the crush he has on the new kid in school. Another limited release that is earning excellent reviews, Wild Tigers I have Known opened on Wednesday at the IFC Center in New York City.


Filed under: Limited Releases, Die Große Stille, Two Weeks, Full of It, Wild Tigers I Have Known