• PG, 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Bob Meyer
    In Theaters:
    Jul 13, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Sep 25, 2012
  • Seven Arts Films/LANTERN LANE


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Drunkboat Reviews

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
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Though studied and grating at times, "Drunkboat" does sustain a distinct, odd tone. Like its characters it's dreamily restless and prey to its own quixotic ideas.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 12, 2012
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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This enigmatic coming-of-age movie often seems destined to sail off the deep end. Yet it rights itself just often enough to keep you watching.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 12, 2012
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Held up from release for years, probably because nobody knew what to make of it, the film deserves a look, and Meyer is a talent worth watching.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

July 10, 2012
Brent Simon

A passion project ill suited to cinematic adaptation, or at least sludgy, unresolved, mannered and grating in its realized incarnation.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: D+

July 30, 2012
Todd Jorgenson

... feels like an intimate, idiosyncratic acting workshop that might have worked better on stage.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

July 25, 2012
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Undercooked, lazy and frustratingly underwhelming despite solid performances.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 4.0/10

July 13, 2012
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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"Drunkboat" might have come off via nothing more than acting ability and a good heart, if the dialogue didn't amount mostly to aimless chit-chat.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 13, 2012
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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The burnished smear of Lisa Rinzler's photography is a plus, but "Drunkboat" is ultimately the kind of pet project that never traverses from personal to powerful.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 13, 2012
John Semley
Slant Magazine

Drunkboat is a "small" movie that plays like a mawkish, Friedberg/Seltzer riff on a small movie.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

July 12, 2012
Matt Pais

Horribly written, shockingly amateur. Contrived and exhausting don't begin to summarize this inert disaster.

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 0/4

July 12, 2012
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

In the end, "Drunkboat" is no "Glengarry Glen Ross" or "American Buffalo," and even if it were, the real Mamet has always worked better onstage than on film.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

July 12, 2012
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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[An] incoherent drama.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 10, 2012
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