• 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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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
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
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
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
Dustin Putman

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

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

September 23, 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
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
Scott Tobias

A deeply off-putting independent comedy.

Full Review Source: NPR.org

October 2, 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
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

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

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

September 28, 2010
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
Peter Martin

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

Full Review Source: Cinematical

October 4, 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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 10, 2011
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