• 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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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Mature paparazzi drama isn't quite in focus.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

October 22, 2007
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
Eric Kohn
Orlando Weekly

A victim of its own vitriol.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 1, 2007
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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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

August 15, 2007
Cliff Doerksen
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
David Noh
Film Journal International

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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 15, 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
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
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
Scott Tobias
AV Club

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
David Fear
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 18, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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For all its time-worn situations and observations, Delirious has a truth or two to impart about our lust for celebrities.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

November 1, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Delirious, by writer-director Tom DiCillo, has a special quality because it does not make paparazzi a target but a subject.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 31, 2007
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical

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 Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 4/5

January 23, 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
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

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 Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 12, 2007
Clint Morris
Moviehole

A joyously raucous, sexy, deliciously biting fable...Delirious is superbly entertaining and completely satisfying

January 23, 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
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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 Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

September 13, 2007

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 13, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
November 2, 2007
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