Cyrus Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 5, 2014
It offers you a look at a totally dysfunctional relationship that allows you to look at the relationships in your own life and breathe a sigh of relief.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Zuckerman
Film Comment Magazine
November 13, 2013
a sweet, modest, unremarkable film, propped up by seasoned actors playing quirky and "real."
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
A man battles with his girlfriend's son in this realistic, understated comedy filled with the awkwardness of real life.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 30, 2011
... A very fine comic-psychodrama that eschews prat falls and flippancy for a more intimately realist and considered rendering of manchild madness and its antecedents.
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 1, 2011
An amazing human drama played out by actors at the peak of their profession: and who could want more than that?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 28, 2011
The visual style transcends lyricism to achieve a kind of free-verse poetry, aided in large part by awe-inspiring mash-ups of montage and voice-overs
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 27, 2010
Cyrus will appeal to the same audiences that have admired the Mumblecore directors and their work, even though it's more polished.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
December 23, 2010
...this muted farce benefits from the pitch-perfect performances of its cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 17, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 9, 2010
The acting is superb by all three main characters, especially Jonah Hill, who is really the key character in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
September 15, 2010
Cast and crew seem committed to making a simple point: "unhealthily close" relationships can be enriching. And the result is a movie that feels both small and deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Daily Express
September 13, 2010
Benefits from the cast teasing out the hurt and humanity from co-dependency's emotional battlefield.
Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph
September 11, 2010
It's funny, but edgy, too: you feel as if something very bad could happen at any moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
September 10, 2010
Rooting awkward chuckles in freaky family ties, the Duplasses then spin our sniggers by planting parallels between John and Cyrus. Just who's the biggest man-child?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Hughes
Empire Magazine
September 10, 2010
The Duplass brothers enter the mainstream with a touching, original and supremely funny film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
September 10, 2010
There are very few films, of whatever type, that actually surprise us, so when one does come along it's tempting to whoop.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 9, 2010
It all adds to the growing suspicion that Mark and Jay are two of the most exciting filmmakers working today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Brightmore
Little White Lies
September 9, 2010
A fresh approach to the relationship comedy that will reward repeat viewings.
| Original Score: 4/5
Damon Wise
Radio Times
September 9, 2010
A welcome change from the increasingly irony-enriched fare we've come to expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
September 8, 2010
Simply by treating these characters as real, with all the uncertainty, emotional baggage and bad decisions that entails, the Duplasses expertly expose the hypocrisy of the airbrushed all-American ideal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
February 7, 2012
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