(2004)

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37

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60
Variety
This oddball tale of a small-town gangster's troubled girlfriend hovers uncertainly on the edge of an absurdist universe.
60
The A.V. Club
Looks and sounds better than the average indie film debut.
50
Village Voice
First-time writer-director Richard Ledes's mystical tone and pervasive swipes from David Lynch tend to suffocate his satire, and stunt casting doesn't help.
40
L.A. Weekly
Ledes shows promise, but truly, this would have been better left to Todd Haynes.
38
New York Daily News
Director-writer Richard Ledes shows better command of 1950s period atmosphere than he does of either his subject or his cast.
30
With its heavy symbolism and awkward, lurching pace, A Hole in One leaves viewers with little more than the vague conviction - which I think I already had going in - that falling in love is better than an ice pick to the brain.
30
Writer-director Richard Ledes' dreadfully misconceived, pitch-black, film-noir comedy seeks to find the humor in the post-WWII mental hygiene boom, and the result is way off target.
30
The anesthetized, deadpan performances -- except for Meat Loaf as Anna's gangster boyfriend, who's so over-the-top it appears he stumbled in from another movie -- and dull storytelling result in an unsuccessful mix of screwball comedy, melodrama and noir.

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