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63
Though the movie trails off unsatisfyingly, it raises intriguing and candid, if unanswerable, questions about race relations and political correctness.
50
Variety
In style and content, Sarah Jessica Parker starrer is the kind of earnest, talky, modestly scaled social-issue pic that seems predestined for the smallscreen.
40
Despite the film's haphazard choices and aversion to subtlety, Parker and Williamson come off as appealing sparring partners.
25
Despite all the hyperventilating, the movie fails to consider what these crimes mean when, say, the residents of the White House happen to be black. The filmmakers recognize that identity politics are often a trap door. But it's one they're helpless to save themselves from falling through.
25
A painfully miscast Parker nervously flips her hair and waves her hands, sitcom-style, as a do-gooding dean of students.
20
What seemed sharp and pointed onstage comes across pedantically in the film, which treats its subject with a clumsy heavy-handedness.
20
Less a movie than an essay.
20
Village Voice
Approaches its ideas of reverse racism and the hypocrisies of tolerance with a heavy hand and odious moralizing.
0
If freshman film students were assigned to make a movie on race relations, this contrived attempt is probably what they'd come up with.
0
The movie suffers most of all from a feeling of creeping irrelevance, as if it's being delivered well after its sell-by date.

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