The Architect I never saw the original structure — i.e., David Greig's play about the architect of a failed Glasgow housing project. But first-time writer-director Matt Tauber's… The Architect I never saw the original structure — i.e., David Greig's play about the architect of a failed Glasgow housing project. But first-time writer-director Matt Tauber's… 2006-12-01 R PT81M Drama Anthony LaPaglia Isabella Rossellini Viola Davis Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

The Architect (2006)

MPAA Rating: R
SHAKY FOUNDATIONS LaPaglia plays the title character in The Architect , whose home and professional life is a blueprint for disaster
SHAKY FOUNDATIONS LaPaglia plays the title character in The Architect, whose home and professional life is a blueprint for disaster
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Limited Release: Dec 01, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 81 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Anthony LaPaglia and Isabella Rossellini; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

I never saw the original structure — i.e., David Greig's play about the architect of a failed Glasgow housing project. But first-time writer-director Matt Tauber's adaptation, with Anthony LaPaglia as the designer of rotten Chicago housing and Viola Davis as a resident who wants the joint razed, sure feels like Tauber has done some fussy renovating. Every character in The Architect is crazily stuccoed with crisis, including Isabella Rossellini as LaPaglia's unhappy wife, Heroes' Hayden Panettiere as miserable daughter, and Sebastian Stan as sexually confused son.

Originally posted Nov 29, 2006 Published in issue #910 Dec 08, 2006 Order article reprints
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