67% Hercules Jul 25
65% Lucy Jul 25
—— And So It Goes Jul 25
—— The Fluffy Movie Jul 25
88% A Most Wanted Man Jul 25

Top Box Office

91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $36.3M
56% The Purge: Anarchy $29.8M
45% Planes: Fire And Rescue $17.5M
20% Sex Tape $14.6M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $9.8M
23% Tammy $7.4M
85% 22 Jump Street $4.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $3.9M
49% Earth to Echo $3.3M
49% Maleficent $3.2M

Coming Soon

—— Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08
—— Let's Be Cops Aug 13
—— The Expendables 3 Aug 15

New Episodes Tonight

85% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
90% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
50% Jennifer Falls: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
—— Rogue: Season 2
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
—— Wilfred: Season 4
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

73% Chasing Life: Season 1
—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
75% The Hotwives of Orlando: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

85% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
86% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
76% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Bothersome Man (Den Brysomme mannen) Reviews

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Joshua Land
Time Out New York
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This absurdist black comedy from Norway is unlike any other movie you'll see this year, but as allegory, it's a bit too literal-minded.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

January 18, 2008
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Like the Swedish/Norwegian Kitchen Stories, it's a thoughtful Scandinavian film with a bent sense of humor.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2007
Marc Mohan

Is it a religious allegory? Political statement? Horror film? Perhaps all three, perhaps none.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: A-

September 21, 2007
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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This is a bizarre social satire that mixes the mild-mannered humor of Jacques Tati with stunningly gory slapstick.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 20, 2007
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

If only all the production elements added up to great movie. Instead, they seem like window dressing on a sill looking out to nowhere.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

September 6, 2007
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

Bothersome Man is a stark yet strangely lyrical, multi-layered dirge for the absurdity of human fate in the face of figuratively deadening social conformity, and on the other hand, literal mortality.

Full Review

September 3, 2007
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

An absurdly funny dystopian allegory that can proudly hold its own next to Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451 and Terry Gilliam's Brazil.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 29, 2007
Kam Williams
Sly Fox

A deliberate, thought-provoking, existential meditation on the curse of creating a neverending heaven on Earth.

Full Review Source: Sly Fox | Original Score: 3/4

August 25, 2007
Noel Murray
AV Club
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[A] pitch-black, bone-dry comedy.

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

August 25, 2007
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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A surreal nightmare of gleaming surfaces and razor-sharp edges, The Bothersome Man unfolds in a sterile city where nothing is quite as it seems.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 24, 2007
Rob Nelson
Village Voice
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Director Jens Lien mostly favors the clean and bland, succumbing to much of the same pod-person impassivity that the movie purports to critique.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 21, 2007
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

There are several ways to take this bothersome trifle, none of which are at all resonant.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 9, 2007
Steve Rose

It's a delectable premise, rendered with smooth efficiency but we never really get beneath the surface of this shallow parallel reality.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

June 2, 2007
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

This Ikea-furnished existential crisis marks Lien out as a talent to watch for the future.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

June 2, 2007
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

A few flaws but this is visually captivating and psychologically disturbing.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

May 25, 2007
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Made with formidable assurance, a compelling look, quiet skill and impressive economy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 15, 2007
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3/5

January 8, 2007
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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Oddball futuristic fun with a serious, if confused, message.

Full Review Source: Time Out

October 28, 2006
Martha Fischer

A dark, nasty little movie that's never quite as deep or as clever as it imagines itself to be.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

September 23, 2006
Leslie Felperin
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Delightfully droll.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 22, 2006
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