A showcase for writer/director Craig Carlisle, Bob Funk is a broad, functional contrivance that has its jaunty moments, but doesn't work as a whole.
| Original Score: 2/5
Playing the misogynistic, bar-hopping, impulsive, titular irritant, Campbell's thespy histrionics come off as truly labored.
| Original Score: 1/4
Much like its titular character, the film itself has some serious growing up to do and needs a strong dose of warmth and charisma.
| Original Score: 5.5/10
The dry, witty first half is far more interesting, even if it's ultimately more amusing than funny.
Carlisle's film is designed with a certain suburban flatness that at times perfectly reflects Bob's inner deadness, though not his periodic spurts of sarcastic rage.
Looks like a comedy, acts like a comedy and sounds like a comedy, but it isn't funny.
An aggressively unwatchable comedy...
| Original Score: .5/4
Bob Funk is terrifically cast and performed, with some good lines. Shame the story and character development are so cliché and banal.
| Original Score: 3/6
Movies -- especially inconsequential, earnest comedies like Bob Funk -- about how people achieved their sobriety " are as fascinating as listening to people recount the plot of their dreams.
[Bob Funk] insists that we find charm in its protagonist's most odious behavior.
If you can get through the tedious first half of Bob Funk, there's actually a decent little character study waiting on the other side.
| Original Score: 3/5
A solid cast helps this quirky little comedy of existential angst.