• R, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Chris D'Arienzo
    In Theaters:
    Oct 1, 2010 Limited
    On DVD:
    Dec 7, 2010
  • Magnolia Pictures

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Barry Munday Reviews

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

D'Arienzo's screenplay and direction goes for a cross between naturalism and absurdity, but it's largely a queasy, oil-and-water blend.

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 2/4

January 30, 2012
Brian Orndorf

An oddball feature lacking a fine point to tie it all together, but it spotlights a cast game to try something new for a change, committing to the aimlessness with endearing slack-jawed concentration.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: B-

December 29, 2010
Fred Topel
Can Magazine

Barry remains immature in serious situations like a doctors office. He does follow a respectable character arc, never sacrificing humor to learn his lessons.

Full Review Source: Can Magazine

October 4, 2010
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects

It trades schmaltz for honesty and receives heaps of laughs as its reward.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects

October 4, 2010
Peter Martin

[Transcends] a familiar plot with sharp dialogue and awkward grace.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

October 4, 2010
Scott Tobias

A deeply off-putting independent comedy.

Full Review Source: NPR.org

October 2, 2010
Jason McKiernan

With characters this grating, one wonders how much better Barry Munday might have been had all these good performers just acted normal

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

October 1, 2010
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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D'Arienzo's love of trite indie-movie signposts of comic quirkiness -- deadpan delivery, overly formal camerawork, characters delivering dialogue into the camera, stunt casting -- is ultimately regrettable.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 30, 2010
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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This sluggishly paced quirkfest is awfully sophomoric for a film all about giving up the facile thrills of youth for the responsibilities of adulthood.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

September 30, 2010
Geoff Berkshire

Just what we need, another self-consciously quirky indie comedy as low on laughs as it is on inspiration.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2/5

September 30, 2010
Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly
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A dreadfully unfunny slog through contemporary dysfunctional family indie cliché.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 30, 2010

Barry Munday is strange and offbeat, and even a little honest and heartfelt.

Full Review Source: iamROGUE | Original Score: 4/5

September 28, 2010
Dustin Putman

You watch it, you shrug, you go about your day.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 23, 2010
Jason Zingale

Manages to be both funny and touching when it doesn't seem capable of either.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 3/5

August 25, 2010
Rich Cline
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