Delirious Reviews

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Mature paparazzi drama isn't quite in focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 31, 2007
...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.
Eric Kohn
Orlando Weekly
November 1, 2007
A victim of its own vitriol.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 15, 2007
Tom DiCillo’s angry comedy Delirious subjects modern celebrity culture to a microscopic examination that shows the toxic virus of fame squirming under its lens.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Cliff Doerksen
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
August 15, 2007
The overall, overstressed tone is one of cynical whimsy meant to be incisively hard-hitting, but more often coming off as merely tiresome and abrasive.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 16, 2007
Too many different stories are vying for attention here, and none of them are very good.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 22, 2007
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 | Original Score: C+
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
August 25, 2007
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 | Original Score: C+
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David Fear
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 1, 2007
For all its time-worn situations and observations, Delirious has a truth or two to impart about our lust for celebrities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 31, 2007
Delirious, by writer-director Tom DiCillo, has a special quality because it does not make paparazzi a target but a subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical
January 23, 2007
Just when you're sure you know how Delirious is going to close, DiCillo comes up with a capper that's as satisfying as it is understated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 20, 2007
There are some hilarious scenes here, and some moments so sad they'll make you wince.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 12, 2007
With Delirious, Tom DiCillo puts our national obsession with fame under the magnifying glass, and what he spies is a bunch of people in desperate need of attention, approval, and friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
January 23, 2007
A joyously raucous, sexy, deliciously biting fable...Delirious is superbly entertaining and completely satisfying
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
August 17, 2007
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.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 16, 2007
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 | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 13, 2007
DiCillo's spot-on writing -- and the exceptional performances by Buscemi and Pitt -- creates a touching and vivid friendship that stabilizes the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
May 8, 2008
It's not as sharp as his indie gems from the mid-1990s, but the thing's packed with bright performances and unique characters, which is what DiCillo does best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 13, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
November 2, 2007
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