"Lost In La Mancha" directors Louis Pepe and Keith Fulton take a flailing mockumentary shot at a convoluted narrative about a pair of conjoined twins-turned-punk-rock-duo.
| Original Score: C-
A punk Siamese-twins mock-biopic. Interested? File this one in the "could have sucked but didn't" drawer, these guys have crafted a pretty special film.
| Original Score: B+
The edgy humor and oddly compelling lead characters make it well worth seeing.
| Original Score: 3.75/5
Needed more to counter its "twin" shortcomings: the questionable gimmick and too much lousy music.
Despite the odd moment of visual bravura, this mockumentary is too aware of its own satirical daring. Consequently, it's never as dark, dangerous or amusing as it thinks.
| Original Score: 2/5
Harry and Luke Treadaway give astonishing performances (or rather an astonishing performance), creating a believable physicality for their characters, as well as distinct personalities.
| Original Score: 4/5
The credible feel of this film-within-the-film remains an achievement; it's neither mocking nor parodic and nearly always deadly serious.
Co-directors Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe have a gift for making fake footage look like the real deal. But they're not so hot when it comes to simulating human drama.
| Original Score: 3/5
"Brothers" puts a clever and disturbing twist on the self-destructive arc that so many real-life rock bands take.
| Original Score: 3/4
An astonishing twinning of wild imagination and drop-dead realism.
What becomes painfully apparent as the drudgery rolls on is that the only freak show here is the movie itself.
| Original Score: 1/4
No doubt one of the weirdest, most off-beat movies you can see all year, and with a rocking soundtrack.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
This music-heavy period piece is so dour that it's a bit of a drag.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
What's missing is any insight to cut into the twins' opaqueness, which turns the movie into a stylistic experiment without any reason to be.
| Original Score: 2/4
Fulton and Pepe's double-headed head trip is mostly drab gray matter.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Rock on, but be prepared to be left just a bit frustrated by the near-greatness this perplexing film almost achieves.
Undermined by its form: strange as it ought to be, the mockumentary conventions of the movie make everything strangely familiar.
The Treadaways are terrific and comedy finds an umbilical link to tragedy.
The saga is presented, despite the absurdities, as the absolute truth. You find yourself believing, wanting to believe. After all, despite the extremes, it could happen, maybe even did happen.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's knowledgeable about the dynamics of a band, about the conventions of documentaries and about how complicated sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll would be if you shared a liver.