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Factotum Reviews

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Josh Tyson
Stop Smiling

The fact that Chinaski can be ably transplanted from the '40s to the early 21st century, and from LA to MN, speaks to his endurance as American literature's preeminent antihero, and Dillon seems to have a firm grip on this notion.

Full Review Source: Stop Smiling

March 24, 2014
Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

A slouching portrait of Bukowski that's likeable, if superficial.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2012

Film4

An understated and atmospheric portrait of the artist as a young booze-hound built around a quiet but magnetic performance by Matt Dillon.

Full Review Source: Film4

August 20, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Dillon is an utterly excellent actor without ego.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2009
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

The entire production hangs on Dillon, but he's up to the task, serving up Hank's heart with bottom-of-the-barrel bravado.

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

April 23, 2009
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Norwegian director Bent Hamer ("Kitchen Stories") mines the rich literary soil of poet/novelist Charles Bukowski to issue forth a piquant cinematic showcase for Bukowski's talent and malaise.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B

April 20, 2009
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

Wryly funny and understated and surprisingly easy to watch.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2008
Karina Longworth
Cinematical

Will not please devotees of narrative closure, but it's a must for anyone who lives by our hero's credo: 'If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't try at all.'

Full Review Source: Cinematical

February 1, 2008
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

This portrait of an artist as a young sot reels and swaggers towards some kind of redemptive conclusion but, in a truly bold move on the part of the filmmakers, never quite gets there.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

July 6, 2007
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

The film unfolds at a leisurely pace and takes the form of a series of incidents and anecdotes, which works surprisingly well.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

June 21, 2007
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

Factotum isn't for everybody, certainly not the abstentious. But there's no denying it, Chinaski appeals to our inner anarchist.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 22, 2007
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

February 16, 2007
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Dillon delivers with a cocky denseness that is at once hilarious and poignant...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

January 12, 2007
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Bleak-ish, inebriated and quite exhilarating in the full-on Bukowski fashion.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 1, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's not a great film but it might seem great because it does justice to the life force of an exceptional man who had something to say about not being mediocre.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

November 4, 2006
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

At its best when it taps into the allure of indolence: The almost scandalous feeling of freedom that comes from sitting on a barstool in midafternoon, without a job, a schedule or responsibilities.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

October 6, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Dillon is play(s) ... still and deep but with a suggestion of a kind of social autism that prevents Hank from succeeding at even the most modest level of human enterprise.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 86/100

October 6, 2006
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Factotum, for all its grim grind, is funny-serious, and smart-stupid.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

September 23, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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This is one of the best movies of the year, and one of the two or three best performances.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 5/5

September 22, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Factotum is right up there with Barfly as a distillation of Bukowskian badinage, despite the current film's sketchier provenance.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

September 20, 2006
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
November 9, 2011
Brian Gibson
Film School Rejects
October 18, 2008
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