• R, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Roman Coppola
    In Theaters:
    Feb 8, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    May 14, 2013
  • Swan Design Studios


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A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Reviews

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Will Leitch

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 Source: Deadspin | Original Score: D

June 23, 2013
Vincent Mancini

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 Source: FilmDrunk | Original Score: F

February 14, 2013
Joel Arnold
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Charles Swan might have have been successful if its sensibilities weren't so aligned with its constantly disappointing protagonist's.

Full Review Source: NPR

February 7, 2013
Shaun Munro
What Culture

Charlie Sheen proves he still has something to contribute, but like us, he's defenceless against Roman Coppola's inchoate script.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 5, 2013
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A film is a terrible thing to waste.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

February 14, 2013
Alonso Duralde
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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.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

February 8, 2013
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

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 Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

January 9, 2013
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

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 Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer | Original Score: C-

February 15, 2013
Eric D. Snider

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 Source: About.com | Original Score: 1/5

July 13, 2013
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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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 Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

February 7, 2013
Brian Orndorf

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 Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: C+

January 17, 2013
Cole Smithey

[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 Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D+

February 10, 2013
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Sheen's '70s-set comedy is a jumbled, sex-filled mess.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

February 10, 2013
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Perhaps the best thing that can be said about the film is that it adequately depicts the narcissism of its star ...

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 14, 2013
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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With neither the moral bite of satire nor a voluptuary surrender that really basks in shallowness, this is a vague, unsatisfying work.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 5, 2013
Peter Sobczynski

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 Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

February 14, 2013
Brian Tallerico

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 Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 2.5/5.0

February 13, 2013
Matt Pais

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 Source: RedEye | Original Score: 0/4

February 14, 2013
Lee Marshall
Screen International

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.

Full Review Source: Screen International

February 4, 2013
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

'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.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

February 8, 2013
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