Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha Reviews

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
April 23, 2008
A public-access ugly, unintelligible, inconsequential adaptation of [Melvin Van Peebles'] quarter-century-old Broadway show, Waltz of the Stork...
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Mike Hale
New York Times
August 21, 2009
It's disappointing, though, to see that his work, while it's become more polished, has remained essentially self-indulgent and superficial despite the big themes of racism and identity that it takes on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kam Williams
Sly Fox
August 20, 2009
This patchwork quilt of slapdash sketches is less a fully fleshed-out cinematic concept, than a mediocre piece of performance art.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 26, 2009
This is the kind of movie that really does separate the wheat from the chaff among film critics. It isn't just bad, it's gawdawful.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
August 18, 2009
There's a temptation to "give" this to Van Peebles, but any scene in which actors get to interact is deathly awkward, and 100 minutes should never feel this long.
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 4, 2009
Sadly, Confessions, based on a graphic novel and a play, seems a collection of parts rather than a whole, but some of those parts are affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Fear
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
May 21, 2008
Spinning a wry, tall-tale version of his autobiography, the septuagenarian audaciously plays himself at every age and every stage of his improbably picaresque adventures.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 21, 2009
It has some very funny moments (Van Peebles floating up the Hudson in an inner tube, for instance), although it goes on too long. Still, it confirms Van Peebles' reputation as a one of a kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
August 28, 2009
Strikes one as the amateurish ramblings of an old nihilistic filmmaker engaged in a detailed self-reflection-which it is-but closer inspection reveals not only a coherent narrative but some very clever filmmaking involving elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Slant Magazine
April 25, 2008
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