• Unrated, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Tom DiCillo
    In Theaters:
    Aug 15, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 6, 2008
  • Peace Arch Films


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Delirious Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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...it depends so consistently on plot contrivances and other movies (The King of Comedy,Midnight Cowboy, even All About Eve) that it often comes across as wannabe muckraking.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 31, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Someday, far in the future, a team of archeologists will dig up the black, wizened, still beating heart of New York City, and it will look exactly like Steve Buscemi.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 31, 2007
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

A prickly look at the poisonous nature of celebrity and the unsavory subculture it breeds around the edges.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 30, 2007
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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DiCillo gets at how celebrity culture can erode a person's dignity and self-worth, and Buscemi's performance strikes just the right note between unctuous bottom-feeder and loveable loser. It's unfortunate that the rest of the movie tends to get too glib.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

August 25, 2007
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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It would be nice to see a sharp, funny, penetrating satire of the new, kicked-up culture of empty media fame, but Tom DiCillo's scattershot buddy movie Delirious isn't it.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

August 22, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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There are some hilarious scenes here, and some moments so sad they'll make you wince.

August 20, 2007
Marcy Dermansky

A lark, a fairy tale, a tantalizing mix between John Scheslinger's much darker Midnight Cowboy and John Water's ultra sweet Pecker.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 4/5

August 20, 2007
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Short, sharp snapshot about celebrity and life on the fringe has nothing new to say, but it says it with considerable charm and affection.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

August 17, 2007
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

At once chaotic, moody, outrageous, ridiculous and deeply tragic, Delirious reaches way beyond Buscemi's wacko rabbit hole excursion into the fetid, goofy shallow heart of celebrity glitz.

Full Review Source: Long Island Press

August 17, 2007
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Buscemi makes this pathetic and potentially lethal shutterbug a figure of surprising humor and compassion.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 17, 2007
Gary Goldstein

Delirious is a funny, insightful, entertaining poke at celebrity culture that lands quite a few notches above the typical, New York-set ensemble indie.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

August 17, 2007
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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It's an achingly funny film that is also a little sad around the edges.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 16, 2007
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

The film's got some good, amusing moments and, perhaps, an insight or two into hanger-on psychology.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 16, 2007
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Too many different stories are vying for attention here, and none of them are very good.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C-

August 16, 2007
Cole Smithey

There's enough retro modern social satire here to support the comical efforts of a talented cast adding layers of emotional nuance. Alison Lohman ("White Oleander") remains a rising star with yet another inspired performance that surprises and charms.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B-

August 16, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
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Delirious, is among DiCillo's best, and returns to the central theme of his career: the elusive and destructive nature of fame.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

August 16, 2007
David Fear
Time Out New York
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The caricatures of Hollywood sycophants and media scumbags are obvious and painfully unfunny, while the life lessons about friendship feel as if they've been lifted from a Hallmark card. Delirious? Not quite. Delusional? Most definitely.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

August 16, 2007
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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In the end, I don't know that Delirious has all that much to say about the fame game, but you'll laugh nonetheless.

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

August 15, 2007
Jan Stuart
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The prickly camaraderie between Buscemi and Pitt puts Delirious back on track, abetted by a hilarious turn by Gina Gershon.

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

August 15, 2007
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Despite some plot holes, Delirious hits the bull's-eye with razor-sharp performances and dialogue.

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

August 15, 2007
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