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Ape

Ape (2014)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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There are a myriad of young directors who have decided to focus their attention on the failures of their peers, daring to show the western white male as immature and antisocial, exposing his contradictions, neuroses and anxieties. Welcome to economically depressed Grand Rapids, Michigan, the city of director Joel Potrykus. Here we find the listless Trevor Newandyke (a brilliant Joshua Burge), a sociopath, comic failure and arsonist. His efforts to wrestle a smile from his audience with his

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This unnerving character study by Joel Potrykus embraces the anxieties and neuroses of its protagonist, but despite the dire subject matter it manages to be fractiously playful.

April 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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While the delivery isn't the smoothest, this portrait of a sociopath comic still hits its keenly-observed marks.

April 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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A biting, sometimes droll look at the allure of humiliation, "Ape" appears simple, but its underlying machinery is joltingly clever.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Potrykus offers a variety of intriguing suggestions about the relationship between laughter and violence, performance and destruction.

April 22, 2014 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Slightly psychotic... lets us fill in the character's blank slate, possibly, probably, with our own psychoses, be they great or moderate.

February 25, 2014 Full Review Source: MLive.com
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