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Natural Selection


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

March 16, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Robbie Pickering

Starring :

Rachael Harris, Jon Gries, Matt O'Leary, John Diehl, Billy Blair, Vanessa Vander Pluym, Berna Roberts, Michael Hyland, Melinda DeKay, Hallie Martin, Stephanie King, Greg Grosh

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..what makes that statement so impressive is that Natural Selection aspired to so very much..”
by Logan Hill [Vulture]
Review rate : B+

“..ucceeds as a crowd-pleasing, tear-jerking romp, a significant point given that it's also a directorial debut..”
by Eric Kohn [indieWire]
“..trades some emotional engagement for laughs without rendering its heroine's crisis uninvolving..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
2.5 of 5

“..this is not as funny as it may sound. But then "Natural Selection" is not quite a comedy..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
2.5 of 4

“..the rest of the film leaves little to the imagination..”
by Michael Nordine [Slant Magazine]
“..resembles one of about a hundred movies that might turn up in the middle of the night on Sundance Channel or IFC..”
by Alonso Duralde [The Wrap]
“..pic boasts production values that indicate the savvy expenditure of limited resources..”
by Joe Leydon [Variety]
4 of 5

“..often extremely funny union that doesn't shy away from awkwardness or tragedy..”
by Catherine Shoard [Guardian [UK]]
“..mixes elements of Transamerica and the recent Higher Ground..”
by Michelle Orange [Village Voice]
Review rate : B

“..it'd be easy to thread this story through with condescension, but instead, it’s modest and compassionate..”
by Alison Willmore [AV Club]
3 of 4

“..credit Pickering's deft script for avoiding the usual cliche speed bumps, though sex and lies are on the menu..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2 of 5

“..couldn't be more clumsily obvious in its narrative setup or more flavorless in its lo-fi Americana tone..”
by David Fear [Time Out New York]
“..closes with a twist as surprising as the finale of the Usual Suspects..”
by Chris French [Paste Magazine]

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