A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
Sheen is about as capable of playing a character who isn't Charlie Sheen as he is of playing a dog, or a muffin, or a bottle of shampoo.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Vincent Mancini
FilmDrunk
February 14, 2013
There isn't much interesting about delving into the psyche of a broad, meaningless caricature. Ooh, tell us about your rich internal life, Joe Camel!
Full Review | Original Score: F
Top Critic
February 7, 2013
Charles Swan might have have been successful if its sensibilities weren't so aligned with its constantly disappointing protagonist's.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 5, 2013
Charlie Sheen proves he still has something to contribute, but like us, he's defenceless against Roman Coppola's inchoate script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 14, 2013
A film is a terrible thing to waste.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
February 8, 2013
This isn't a despicable film or a lazy one; it's just a doodle, a glorified home movie by a filmmaker who no doubt has one hell of a Rolodex and a few favors to call in.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
January 9, 2013
The film speeds ahead with almost gleeful disinterest in dealing with the narrative challenges it sets up before resolving them in the most perfunctory ways
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 15, 2013
An artist-playboy stalking an ex-girlfriend sounds tailor-made for Charlie Sheen, but he and his comedy are rather bland. A not quite fully formed film from Roman Coppola.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Eric D. Snider
About.com
July 13, 2013
The what-the-heck-was-that? novelty wears off with astonishing speed once it sinks in that none of this is going anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
February 7, 2013
From its puffed-up title to the way the cast playfully bows to us at the end, "Swan" is so eager to be a trippy comic lark that it ends up resembling a clown trying to fit through a pea-shooter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
January 17, 2013
It's not exactly a bold leap forward for Sheen, but, to his credit, he manages to survive a highly disorganized effort from fascinating helmer Roman Coppola.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 10, 2013
[VIDEO ESSAY] Roman Coppola goes so far as to throw in a literal "kitchen sink" as part of his ploy to entertain, but "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" can't even manage to titillate.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
February 10, 2013
Sheen's '70s-set comedy is a jumbled, sex-filled mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 14, 2013
Perhaps the best thing that can be said about the film is that it adequately depicts the narcissism of its star ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
February 5, 2013
With neither the moral bite of satire nor a voluptuary surrender that really basks in shallowness, this is a vague, unsatisfying work.
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
February 14, 2013
It allows moviegoers the dubious pleasure of experiencing what a film by the late Bob Fosse might have been like if only Fosse had been a moron.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
February 13, 2013
Proves two things - that Charlie Sheen is a better actor than his public persona and stint on Two and a Half Men may have led you to believe and that he needs to find a character to prove that instead of this riff on his real-life drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5.0
Matt Pais
RedEye
February 14, 2013
The guys play victims and lament the poor condition of being horny guys whose significant others won't just be happy with men who make no effort at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Lee Marshall
Screen International
February 4, 2013
In a film where the production design has as much dramatic heft as the plot, relentless quirkiness swamps the audience's need to care for and identify with any of the characters.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 8, 2013
'A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III' is billed as a comedy, but I think that must be a mistake. I kept waiting for the laughs to come - and no luck.
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