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The Paint Job is a peculiar hybrid; it could be characterized as a thriller, a rather odd romantic comedy, and as a romantic satire. And while I found this to be an unsettling mix--one was not always quite sure how to respond--my general take on the film was positive. The pacing was admittedly too slow at times, but the writing was quite strong, the performances of Ted Levine, Robert Pastorelli, Bebe Neuwirth, and Will Patton were first rate, and climactic battle was like no other I have ever seen
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