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80
Other documentaries have crisscrossed between time frames, but Moss' beguiling The Same River Twice represents one of the most effective uses of the device.
80
Congratulations to Robb Moss for making such a crowd-pleaser. But more importantly, congratulations to Moss for having such interesting friends.
75
Intimate, quietly illuminating documentary.
75
Chicago Tribune
The title of Robb Moss' documentary, The Same River Twice, draws directly from Greek philosopher Heraclitus' claim that "It is impossible to step in the same river twice."
63
New York Daily News
The old footage is definitely compelling, but once Moss trains his focus on the quotidian present, the movie takes on too much water to stay afloat.
60
The Hollywood Reporter
The filmmaker presents a portrait of the emotional and physical effects of aging and maturity that is occasionally poignant but not particularly deep.
60
Poignant documentary.
50
Youth recedes, the body decays, life is a compromised thing: These are truths. But they're not fresh truths, and Moss's riverdogs are hardly the first to have discovered them.
50
New York Post
Only marginally interesting.
50
The movie offers glimmers of truth about the aging process, but there is always the sense that Moss only wades knee-high into this river.

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