Baghead Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
Something [that] is both impressive and thrifty is Jay and Mark Duplass' Baghead, unquestionably the most inventive horror film in years -- one that puts character first and genre expectations last.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 24, 2010
...an intriguing premise that's employed to predictably subdued effect by the Duplass brothers...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
There are some humorous and touching moments in Baghead, but the actors lack the finesse needed to make us really feel for their characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 26, 2009
The Duplass brothers waste a perfectly good porno premise by getting meta on our asses
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 14, 2009
That documentary-like naturalism might be a bit much for some viewers, but Baghead is still an intriguing film, as the Duplass brothers construct genuine suspense while toying with their audience's expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
July 5, 2009
Baghead delivers more scares with its paper masked stalker than Jason and Michael Myers combined in their respective reboots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 22, 2008
An extended navel gaze.
David D'Arcy
Screen International
October 18, 2008
A wildly funny parody of low-budget horror cinema.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
Just when you think the film is about to zig, it zags and heads another direction. And it's smart enough to cut things short before it wears out its welcome and before it gets too predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 18, 2008
The plot is tired, the actors are not much good, the situation is way too familiar, there is no humor or fright in sight.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 19, 2008
Alternately funny and scary, 'Baghead' suggests that 'The Blair Witch Project' may be as responsible for mumblecore as any of the self-consciously anti-commercial movies that usually are credited with jump-starting the trend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
September 18, 2008
The truth eventually comes out, as it must, and it's not exactly a stunner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 11, 2008
I want to shout, not mumble, that the Duplasses are a couple of the most promising filmmakers out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2008
Baghead's got exactly one joke to exploit -- it's a relationship movie masquerading as a horror movie -- and proceeds to beat it to death.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
September 5, 2008
The co-directors and co-writers, Jay and Mark Duplass, appear to be saying, 'Hey, we are the new emperors of the independent cinema. And guess what? We have no clothes.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 4, 2008
Baghead is best in its first half, when it's just about a group of four friends trying to escape the ruts their lives have become.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 29, 2008
A refreshingly brisk and modest salvo from the American independent film front, proving there's still interesting life in the scruffy, shot-on-video genre.
| Original Score: 3/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
August 29, 2008
Jay and Mark Duplass -- the brothers who wrote, directed and produced this bauble -- take literally two-thirds of the film to come to a very small point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
August 23, 2008
Alternately hilarious, subtly sinister, and finally poignant, Baghead is not quite like any other film in memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
August 21, 2008
Baghead is at its best when it captures the subtleties of romantic machinations, macho power plays and the indignity of women aging in Hollywood.
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