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Crazy Eyes Reviews

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Kam Williams
August 7, 2012
Hedonistic playboy tries Platonic relationship in offbeat romantic romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
July 10, 2012
A hard sell unless you've got an appetite for self-destruction. Haas makes Crazy Eyes surprisingly digestible.
Cole Smithey
April 21, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Matching the cold, callused, cynicism of Bret Easton Ellis's LA Gen-X "Less Than Zero," "Crazy Eyes" is too much in love with its spoiled brat protagonist. It is still a guilty pleasure in the theater of cruelty.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Peter Debruge
March 20, 2012
These two non-lovers have real chemistry, and it's hard not to be intoxicated by the strange cocktail of watching them together, even as the story appears to be going nowhere.
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
March 17, 2012
Crazy Eyes feels a bit like a more light-hearted Leaving Las Vegas or a more energetic Somewhere -- comparisons that are meant as compliments.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 2, 2012
A rare example of the "decadent LA" movie, once thought extinct.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 12, 2012
The resulting film has the integrity and the ugliness of the truth. It's not true because it's ugly; no, it's ugly because it's true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Jorgenson
July 6, 2012
Just because the main characters are in a constant state of depression and angst doesn't mean the audience should have to wallow in their misery as well.
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
July 6, 2012
There's no colorful Boschian absurdism here, only soulless banter and projectile vomit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
July 5, 2012
One of those exercises in masculine self-pity and glib misogyny that frustrates because of its shortsightedness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 5, 2012
Yes, it feels true. But why bother?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
July 5, 2012
This slovenly, self-indulgent riff on Charles Bukowski-like fringe-livers has all of the naked harshness of Bukowski with none of the poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Alison Willmore
July 5, 2012
The film seems to aim for a gritty and real depiction of a drug- and drink-fueled not-quite romance, but it's in fact just your worst fears about the kinds of people who populate L.A. brought to ugly, misogynistic and sometimes maudlin life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
July 5, 2012
The only audience likely to respond favorably to this vanity production about the slow, painful self-discovery of a rich, young Hollywood filmmaker would be other rich, young and screwed-up Hollywood filmmakers. But even they might be put off.
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Sam Adams
AV Club
July 5, 2012
Sherman's feature turns out to be enamored of the kind of reality that gets left out of movies not because it's provocative or controversial, but because it isn't particularly interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 4, 2012
An appreciation that the pain is personal doesn't compensate for the picture's self-absorbed need to alienate.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
July 3, 2012
The exuberant editing and puke-into-the-camera edginess indicate a film more interested in boasting of hell-raising than in exorcising it.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
July 1, 2012
While the male characters are certainly not presented as models of enlightened behavior, their antics and crises are indulged in a manner not extended to their female counterparts.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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