Barry Munday Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
December 29, 2010
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 | Original Score: B-
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
October 4, 2010
Barry remains immature in serious situations like a doctors office. He does follow a respectable character arc, never sacrificing humor to learn his lessons.
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
October 4, 2010
It trades schmaltz for honesty and receives heaps of laughs as its reward.
Peter Martin
Cinematical
October 4, 2010
[Transcends] a familiar plot with sharp dialogue and awkward grace.
JimmyO
iamROGUE
September 28, 2010
Barry Munday is strange and offbeat, and even a little honest and heartfelt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
August 25, 2010
Manages to be both funny and touching when it doesn't seem capable of either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
January 30, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Tobias
NPR.org
October 2, 2010
A deeply off-putting independent comedy.
Jason McKiernan
Filmcritic.com
October 1, 2010
With characters this grating, one wonders how much better Barry Munday might have been had all these good performers just acted normal
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 30, 2010
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 | Original Score: D+
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
September 30, 2010
Just what we need, another self-consciously quirky indie comedy as low on laughs as it is on inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly
September 30, 2010
A dreadfully unfunny slog through contemporary dysfunctional family indie cliché.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
September 23, 2010
You watch it, you shrug, you go about your day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 10, 2011
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