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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle
May 13, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Matt Singer
Village Voice
February 7, 2006
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.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
February 24, 2006
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
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Dana Stevens
New York Times
February 9, 2006
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
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
January 21, 2006
It's through Scotty's "success" that writer-director James Westby is able to validate his own love for movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 10, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 10, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
March 5, 2007
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 14, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
August 28, 2006
Amusing (and, at 72 minutes, in and out of there fast), with a diabolically dweeby performance by Melik Malkasian.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 10, 2006
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
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
October 11, 2006
It's so very easy to love Film Geek, especially if you are one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
August 1, 2006
there's enough magic here to merit a viewing or two.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
August 21, 2006
Film Geek" is a Rorschach test for movie buffs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 15, 2006
Perceptively hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
February 15, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
LYTRules.com
May 3, 2006
For people who know their cinema, I recommend FILM GEEK not just as a comedy, but a cautionary tale as well.
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
January 13, 2006
Westby makes excellent use of Portland locations and cinematic references to make Film Geek a mostly spot-on, sometimes hilarious character study.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
D.K. Holm
Cinemonkey
February 15, 2006
Film Geek is a delightful, sad, witty, scorchingly satirical film about movie buffs.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 21, 2006
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