• Unrated, 1 hr. 24 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Michael Lehmann
    In Theaters:
    Dec 19, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 8, 2008
  • IFC First Take


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Flakes Reviews

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Quirky, mature hipster comedy is a bit too soggy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 30, 2010
Brian Orndorf

Hey Flakes, 1994 called: they want their unshaved, American Spirit-smoking statement on individual artistic potential struggling to survive in a corporate world back

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: C-

July 24, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The amazing Deschanel once again proves her astonishing ability to exist comfortably within a scene, as well as slightly above it.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

July 17, 2008
Harvey S. Karten

A critique of capitalism that's light as a corn flake.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B

December 24, 2007
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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There are a few sweet moments as the story reaches its unsurprising conclusion. But, all in all, Flakes isn't going to bowl you over.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 21, 2007
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Unless you happen to be one yourself, chances are pretty good that you'll take an immediate dislike to the self-satisfied hipsters who populate this disappointing comedy from Heathers director Michael Lehmann.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 21, 2007
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Minor to the point of barely existing.

December 21, 2007
Geoff Berkshire

There's enough breezy charm on display to make it worth a look on cable, DVD or at a bargain matinee.

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

December 20, 2007
Noel Murray
AV Club
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The characters Lehmann and company use as generational mouthpieces bear no relation to any people who have ever existed, and they barely work as parody. It's cool to see the old retro cereals on the restaurant shelf, though.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

December 20, 2007
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

While the ghost of a bittersweet 'everyone's a sell-out' moral seems to haunt screenwriters Chris Poche and Karey Kirkpatrick's scruffy little romantic fable, it's buried under layers of forced quirkiness.

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

December 20, 2007
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

The surprise is how consistently entertaining Flakes is despite the dearth of star power, production value or innovative style.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 20, 2007
Kam Williams

A disappointingly superficial enterprise, given its undeservedly smug, countercultural airs.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 1/4

December 19, 2007
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A business course on cutthroat capitalism disguised as a slacker comedy: That's the kindest way to describe Michael Lehmann's Flakes.

| Original Score: 2/5

December 19, 2007
Julia Wallace
Village Voice
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Despite a few good one-liners, the dialogue is overwritten.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 18, 2007
Edward Douglas

This too-cool-for-school Singles wannabe could have been great, but it never really goes anywhere due to its poor execution

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 6/10

December 18, 2007
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine

One look at Aaron Stanford's chain-smoking, long-haired musician in a Hanes t-shirt and you know Flakes wants so badly to be hip.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 17, 2007
Drew Toal
Time Out New York
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Some cute moments pepper the inane plot, but Flakes doesn't have much snap, crackle or pop.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

December 13, 2007
Scott Weinberg

I hate to be so down on a comedy that comes from so many filmmakers and actors I admire, but this flick's about as satisfying as a bowl of soggy Corn Flakes.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 2/5

March 20, 2007
Drew Toal
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
Joe Leydon
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