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Being Flynn Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
I'm still not sure what this is all supposed to be about, save for a bunch of scenes that happened to somebody, sometime.
Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
DeNiro is more "personality" than actor now.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
June 2, 2013
De Niro has succumbed to the false perception that 'great acting' is synonymous with screaming and yelling every line like your career depended on it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
Being Flynn is too dark to appeal to the faint of heart and too safe to draw in those looking for an honest portrayal of a troubled father-son relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
August 25, 2012
It's a shame the studio didn't choose to keep the original title of the book in place, Another Bulls**t Night in Suck City would have been quite fitting for the film.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 13, 2012
Eventually, the movie warps in on itself and becomes its own parody: an overly pretentious movie about an overly pretentious writer, which is not very well written at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 9, 2012
Absolves Paul Weitz for having made Little Fockers and makes up for most of Robert De Niro's choices in the past few years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
Paul Weitz's gritty, sweet but mostly unsentimental film of Flynn's book puts a flawed, unpleasantly realistic face on homelessness and gives Robert De Niro his best role in a decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 23, 2012
On the whole, the film feels detached and morose, just like its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 23, 2012
De Niro's Jonathan wraps himself up in the fašade of his fictitious artistry. He's Jake La Motta by way of Blanche DuBois, who can only occasionally depend upon the kindness of strangers.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 22, 2012
It's been ages since De Niro tackled a character as rich and challenging as this, and he tackles it head-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 22, 2012
De Niro's blustering doesn't help and neither does the sentimental take on his possibly insoluble problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
March 22, 2012
It's simply difficult to throw in with the film's reality-if not its essential story, then its details: Being Flynn feels indie art-directed instead of observed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 19, 2012
To his credit, De Niro actually gives a committed performance for a change. But that doesn't mean what it once did.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 18, 2012
...a perfectly watchable adaptation of Flynn's true-life memoir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 16, 2012
Never underestimate the dramatic power of father-son bonding
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 16, 2012
He might be guilty of showboating, but De Niro's knockout performance is a declaration that the star of "Raging Bull" isn't ready to hang up his gloves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shawn Levy
March 16, 2012
The revelation, truly, is De Niro. It's been ages since he's dived fully and credibly into a dramatic character and lived inside its skin as he used to do routinely.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Rafer Guzman
March 16, 2012
Weitz digs diligently for emotional truths and makes the most of his excellent cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 16, 2012
I'm happy to report that De Niro hasn't lost his chops. At least not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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