Drunkboat Reviews

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
July 13, 2012
"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 | Original Score: 2/4
John Semley
Slant Magazine
July 12, 2012
Drunkboat is a "small" movie that plays like a mawkish, Friedberg/Seltzer riff on a small movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
July 13, 2012
Undercooked, lazy and frustratingly underwhelming despite solid performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 12, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
July 10, 2012
[An] incoherent drama.
Matt Pais
RedEye
July 12, 2012
Horribly written, shockingly amateur. Contrived and exhausting don't begin to summarize this inert disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
July 30, 2012
A passion project ill suited to cinematic adaptation, or at least sludgy, unresolved, mannered and grating in its realized incarnation.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
July 13, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
July 25, 2012
... feels like an intimate, idiosyncratic acting workshop that might have worked better on stage.
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
July 12, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
July 12, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
July 10, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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