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The Life of Reilly Reviews


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February 23, 2012
Melissa Anderson
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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...he's far more candid recalling his grand delusions in a school play than he is when he gets to Broadway and Hollywood.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

March 10, 2009
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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...it's a funny and frequently affecting reminiscence...

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 10, 2009
Joe Leydon
Variety
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Life of Reilly is vivid proof that living well, and laughing heartily, can be the best revenge.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 10, 2009
Hank Sartin
Time Out
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As this entertaining recording of his one-man show reveals, Reilly was a natural raconteur.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

March 10, 2009
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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The Life of Reilly lets us know how much the world has changed.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

March 10, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Director Barry Poltermann's sweet little evocation of a show business career captures Reilly at 'the twilight of an extraordinary life,' in Reilly's words.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 6, 2008
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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There's a genuine wonderment and breathless joy in Reilly's delivery that hints at what a fine stage actor he must have been, particularly when he describes going to a movie for the first time, or his thrill at first getting the lead in the school play.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 7, 2007
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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It's fortunate that we have this filmed record -- directed by Barry Poltermann and Frank Anderson -- of a memorable solo performance by a true show business original.

December 3, 2007
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The Life of Reilly is a tender tale of semi-triumph.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

November 30, 2007
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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In this rippingly entertaining documentary of Reilly's celebrated autobiographical monologue Save It for the Stage, the unfailingly witty, shamelessly bitchy Reilly gets to set the record straight about a number of things.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

November 30, 2007
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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The Life of Reilly pays fitting homage to a man who deserves to be remembered for much more than just trading double-entendres with Brett Somers on The Match Game.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 29, 2007
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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[Reilly] looks frail but holds the audience spellbound in Barry Poltermann and Frank Anderson's valuable record of the final performance of the autobiographical show that he toured for five years.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2007
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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One could say there are two kinds of people: those who appreciate Charles Nelson Reilly, and those who don't know enough about him. This engaging documentary will charm the former and educate the latter.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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This charming, bittersweet 90-minute monologue consists of the actor telling tales of his childhood and early years, when he was an ugly duckling from an uglier family.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2007
David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
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Written by Reilly and Paul Linke, the film is both revealing and evasive. You want to know more about his personal life than you ever find out.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2007
Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
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Save It for the Stage, a one-man stage show by Charles Nelson Reilly, a showbiz gadfly and Tony Award-winning theater director.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 16, 2007
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Even abridged, The Life Of Reilly is spellbinding.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

November 15, 2007
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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An exuberant story it is, at least as digested and heightened in this truncated performance, filmed before an audience at the end of the show's L.A. engagement.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

November 15, 2007
Aaron Hillis
L.A. Weekly
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Warm and hilarious... the bittersweet milestones play like a Spalding Gray monologue loosened up with a few shots of tequila.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 13, 2007
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Occasionally you see a documentary and it hits you how much you don't know about someone who was part of your mental landscape. Charles Nelson Reilly didn't arouse much of anything in me, but he does in The Life of Reilly.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

November 12, 2007
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