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Leaves of Grass Reviews

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2010
An offbeat thriller that is deepened -- rather than derailed -- by its tricky shift from darkly funny to just plain dark.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 17, 2010
As a writer-director, Nelson keeps the laughs coming at a steady pace, and never condescends to his articulate redneck characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
September 17, 2010
Mr. Norton is a pleasure to watch, and so is everyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
April 5, 2010
It's not the violence itself that bothers me, it's just that it completely destroys the tone of the movie.
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
April 5, 2010
You could get whiplash from his movie's mood swings.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 31, 2010
The movie bubbles with intellectual curiosity and narrative ambition. And for that I dig it, even if Leaves of Grass has the habit of swerving and sometimes lurching from tone to tone.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 31, 2010
It's just another oblique backfire from Tim Blake Nelson, whose work as a writer-director in general wallows in a bog of mediocrity.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
March 31, 2010
It would be overly polite to call this a pale shadow of the tone-shifting Coen brothers farces from which Nelson -- who costarred in O Brother, Where Art Thou? -- is taking his cues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 29, 2010
Tim Blake Nelson's Leaves of Grass is some kind of sweet, wacky masterpiece. It takes all sorts of risks, including a dual role with Edward Norton playing twin brothers, and it pulls them off.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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David Denby
New Yorker
March 29, 2010
The movie is a showcase for digital technology and for Norton's virtuosity, but I wish it weren't such a weightless shambles.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
March 29, 2010
Leaves of Grass is part goofy drug comedy, part shocking bloodbath. It's a riot of tones and genres, but unlike that other recent hybrid, Pineapple Express, the parts add up to something larger.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 18, 2009
An identical twins comic crime drama goes seriously wrong.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
September 18, 2009
One Edward Norton performance is often enough reason to see a movie, so it comes as no surprise that the prospect of two -- he plays twins -- is very much the main attraction, and reward, of Leaves of Grass.