3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom Reviews

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Top Critic
October 11, 2012
Tragically unfunny, Frankie is occasionally elevated by some of its gifted and game cast, but the film's nasty, comedically incoherent script limits its potential.
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
October 11, 2012
The image of [Perlman] in makeup and a wig, painting his toenails, is a terribly easy joke, but it's the best one this otherwise abrasive comedy can manage.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
October 9, 2012
Less inept than its worst-of-the-year title suggests, 3, 2, 1 . . . Frankie Go Boom nonetheless proves too ramshackle and aimless to ever achieve true absurdity.
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
October 12, 2012
It's unbearable to sit through at times, watching decent actors flounder with intentionally ridiculous material, working themselves into a lather to serve writer/director Jordan Roberts's clumsy sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: D
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 16, 2012
Toxic brother drives so-so comedy about mortifying video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 12, 2012
A sub-Apatovian farce that tries way too hard ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
October 11, 2012
A noisy stab at wacky wrongness that starts with reasonably plump possibility as a dispatch from the frontlines of viral video embarrassment hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
October 15, 2012
... provides a few solid sitcom-style laughs before the bickering and mayhem become repetitive and the film simply runs out of gas.
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David Fear
Time Out
October 9, 2012
No matter how many jokes about impotence, vomiting pigs, deviant movie stars and underground adult-entertainment you shove into a gross-out flick, there are few things worse than strained outrageousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 11, 2012
Just like that cumbersome "3, 2, 1 ..." of the title, Roberts adds too many elements to nearly every scene of this insanely frenetic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
October 9, 2012
The film never really goes soft, as Jordan Roberts never loses sight of the fact that these toxic nincompoops are authentically bad for one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
October 18, 2012
Though deliciously rude and crude, '3, 2, 1 ... Frankie Go Boom' possesses a surprisingly sweet heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
November 1, 2012
Provided one submits to its base level of intentional ridiculousness, there's some wacky charm to be found in this low-budget comedy of fraternal bickering.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 24, 2012
Though riddled with credibility-straining coincidences and over-the-top humiliation, Jordan Roberts' Frankie Go Boom plays out with more charm than desperation.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 11, 2012
A vibrantly vulgar comedy that never hangs around to admire its own cleverness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
October 11, 2012
Both actors somehow stay grounded despite all the shenanigans. Hunnam, in particular, is quite adept at playing against his movie-star looks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
March 13, 2012
There's no denying that writer-director Jordan Roberts earns a good number of laughs, and even some extended guffaws, with his crass romance about sex, lies and digital video.
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