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Landline Reviews

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March 30, 2019
LANDLINE has a few moments of dramatic potency, but ultimately it hangs up on its potential to matter.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 25, 2018
While the [film] takes the same realistic and unconventional approach to committed relationships [as Obvious Child], it also lacks the same focus and depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 30, 2018
Landline just dangles off the hook for most of its running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 18, 2017
It registers that this once-reckless upper middle class nuclear family has succeeded in re-seating itself in an approximation of its former comfort zone, even as its rent has risen.
July 20, 2017
Landline is at times endearing, funny, and crushing, but it is instantly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 24, 2017
Landline is no Obvious Child, but Jenny Slate is an absolute star.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 8, 2017
Landline never quite finds its emotional footing. As a result, it makes for a generic drama/comedy hybrid that will be forgotten the next day.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 4, 2017
There are an awful lot of layers to deal with, and more sensitive audiences will be turned off by Landline's ugly frankness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 2, 2017
Landline ultimately succumbs to a trope it eagerly tries to avoid-it ties things up with a bow.
July 21, 2017
I found myself wishing that Robespierre had uncovered something more interesting for her characters to do than act out plotlines from other movies I had already seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 14, 2017
Heroin is to Landline what abortion is to Robespierre's Obvious Child: a dangerous little variable planted to strategically unsettle the pervading cutesiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 20, 2017
Flippant anxiety romantic comedy from the team behind Obvious Child shows that you can get pretty far but not quite all the way on wink-wink 1990s references and Jenny Slate.
August 4, 2017
This film looked great on paper, but an outstanding cast can't overcome a plot and '90s setting that never come alive
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 28, 2017
The result is a scattershot depiction of the family that doesn't feel like a story but a pastiche of the ideas that ended up in the writers' garbage can.
July 24, 2017
The actors fling themselves with forced charm into their narrowly defined roles, and Robespierre juggles the story lines with a bland vigor that lacks any observational, analytical, or symbolic dimension.
January 26, 2017
Too reliant on exaggerated characters and situations, and often looking and feeling like a TV show.
July 20, 2017
Jenny Slate and filmmaker Gillian Robespierre are sublime talents, but Landline drifts into sitcom clichés, when there's tons of talk about pain but little of the actual hurt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 20, 2017
For all the profanity and naughty behavior, it has the timid, ingratiating vibe of a television sitcom, sticking to safe and familiar emotional territory.
July 27, 2017
"Landline" is a very nice movie about the ways people can be not nice to each other at all, and it never quite overcomes its innate passive aggressiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2018
The cast is talented but they have all been led in the wrong direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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