• R, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Wes Anderson
    In Theaters:
    Feb 23, 1996 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 22, 1998
  • Columbia Pictures

Critic Review - Chicago Sun-Times

I can't recommend the film -- it's too unwound and indulgent -- but I have a certain affection for it, and I'm looking forward to whatever Anderson and the Wilsons do next.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comments (14)
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Comments

Ryan M

Ryan Marshall

I liked it. It's not tremendously crafty, but I liked it.

Nov 17 - 05:51 PM

adithya k.

adithya kantewada

Who cares about your stupid,senseless review when we had Martin Scorsese naming it as 7th best movie of 1990's. This is a brilliant movie. Your review is so pathetic

May 3 - 06:58 PM

Harry Mars

Harrison Marsh

Why are you so mad?

Aug 5 - 09:03 PM

Brantastic16

Brandon Williamson

Settle down. Not everyone has to agree. And it's not like Ebert was bashing it anyway. He still put a positive spin on his negative review and said that he was optimistic about Anderson's future work. No need to get testy.

Jan 7 - 02:56 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Jesus. He said he liked the style, but it could have been better. This is essentially the same review he gave Resovior Dogs with Quentin Tarantino.

Apr 22 - 04:55 PM

2001 - A Space Odyssey

Andrew Andrews

Don't forget that this is Roger Ebert you're talking to. I also think he's a little off on this one, but you should think first before getting furious and challenging a guy who basically won the Pulitzer and a Hollywood Star for his skills as a film critic.

Jul 14 - 04:00 PM

Cole Jaeger

Cole Jaeger

You are saying that his opinion shouldn't be shared because it doesn't matter since someone else has a better one that better satisfies you. It's called an opinion. No one has to care about it. He is just saying.

Sep 11 - 04:54 PM

grandpajew6191

James Goldstein

Follow Ebert.

Sep 2 - 03:40 PM

Priscilla Edward

Priscilla Edward

Roger, you missed it on this one. This is a great and fresh movie.

May 31 - 08:38 AM

Priscilla Edward

Priscilla Edward

Roger, you missed it on this one. This is a rgeat and fresh movie.

May 31 - 08:38 AM

Priscilla Edward

Priscilla Edward

Roger, you missed it on this one. This is a great and fresh movie.

May 31 - 08:38 AM

Mike Scannapieco

Mike Scannapieco

its actually pretty impressive that Ebert predicted that Wes would have a career. Thats a true skill of a film critic, to look past the story and the actors and see the filmmakers influence in the work, and his ability to make films.

Jun 15 - 12:54 PM

UMBerto

Zach Caruso

well put

Jul 12 - 08:53 PM

Tim Terrell

Tim Terrell

Not really, since 1) Anderson got a film greenlit, that was half the guess that he'd have a career. You know who else Ebert (and many other critics) predicted would have a storied career? David Gordon Green, the guy who made 'George Washington'. Ten years later, Ebert wrote a review in which he stated how disappointed he was that the guy made awful or forgettable commercial films after that. But Green and Anderson are talented, it doesn't take a critic of any particular skill to predict that a filmmaker has the potential to go on to great things.

Sep 22 - 11:11 PM

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