• R, 1 hr. 12 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    James Westby
    In Theaters:
    Jan 28, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 22, 2006
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Film Geek Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

May 13, 2009
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 0/5

May 13, 2006
Matt Singer
Village Voice
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Westby never provides a reason you should pay to spend 70 minutes with Scotty, but he offers at least a dozen compelling ones not to.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 7, 2006
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Westby's escapist fantasy's happy ending falls short of a meaningful message in spite of a rib-tickling individual effort by lead Melik Malkasian.

| Original Score: 6/10

February 24, 2006
Dana Stevens
New York Times
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Film Geek has a likable premise and a pleasantly homemade indie feel. Unfortunately, its lead character is so irritating you want to get away from him.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

February 9, 2006
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

It's through Scotty's "success" that writer-director James Westby is able to validate his own love for movies.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

January 21, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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The film's press notes proudly observe that both Westby and Quentin Tarantino spent time soaking up celluloid while working at video stores. Which means they have exactly one thing in common.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

February 10, 2006
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Westby's sympathy for the Scottys of the world is evident, but like them he doesn't always know how to put his best face forward.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2006
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

Here, getting there is all the fun, and this flick is stocked with laughs galore, all at the expense of the most clueless loser since Napoleon Dynamite.

Full Review Source: Upstage Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

March 5, 2007
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B-

January 14, 2006
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Amusing (and, at 72 minutes, in and out of there fast), with a diabolically dweeby performance by Melik Malkasian.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

August 28, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The film looks like it cost 10 cents, but a lot of the jokes are gold. Hollywood, take notice of writer-director James Westby.

| Original Score: 3/4

February 10, 2006
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

It's so very easy to love Film Geek, especially if you are one.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

October 11, 2006
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

there's enough magic here to merit a viewing or two.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

August 1, 2006
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

Film Geek" is a Rorschach test for movie buffs.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 21, 2006
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Perceptively hilarious.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

February 15, 2006
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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As played by Melik Malkasian with Pee-Wee Herman-y chirpiness, you feel for him as you would any out-of-it sibling who seems beyond help.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 15, 2006
Luke Y. Thompson
LYTRules.com

For people who know their cinema, I recommend FILM GEEK not just as a comedy, but a cautionary tale as well.

Full Review Source: LYTRules.com

May 3, 2006
Marc Mohan
Oregonian

Westby makes excellent use of Portland locations and cinematic references to make Film Geek a mostly spot-on, sometimes hilarious character study.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B+

January 13, 2006
D.K. Holm
Cinemonkey

Film Geek is a delightful, sad, witty, scorchingly satirical film about movie buffs.

Full Review Source: Cinemonkey

February 15, 2006
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 21, 2006
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