Jim McBride's impressive debut, a poignantly funny, improvisational "documentray," became a landmark cult film over the years.
| Original Score: A-
| Original Score: 5/5
What makes it so effective as a puzzle film is the way it provokes us to piece together, mentally, the life that David must have had before we met him.
| Original Score: 4/4
Amusing cinéma vérité faux documentary.
| Original Score: B+
Holzman's a classic character, a sympathetic-if-pathetic study in generational solipsism, delivering imported French lyricism in clunky flatlands American -- miscast by himself in his own life.
A unique, often brilliant satire.
An enduring delight from the Underground era.
Time has served it very well.
| Original Score: 4/5
Where most independent productions are founded on self-righteous claims of truth and honesty, McBride's film wittily observes that Hollywood has no corner on illusionism.