Flannel Pajamas Reviews

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
April 30, 2007
Twenty minutes or so of cuts would probably have helped the movie pack a more potent punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 9, 2007
They ought to have cut both the film and the marriage a little shorter.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
December 2, 2006
With "Flannel Pajamas" Lipsky has written an excellent off-Broadway play, not a film.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
November 30, 2006
By the time these two must decide whether or not to stay together, we've given up on the whole process entirely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 15, 2006
Though Jeff Lipsky's snoozefest, Flannel Pajamas, essentially consists of a couple talking nonstop for two hours, we never really understand what brought them together in the first place -- much less why they break up after two years together.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
January 19, 2007
It's a harsh look at a love that seems good until it isn't any more... and frankly, I got tired of both of these people long before they got tired of each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
December 5, 2006
Both Nicholson and Kirk are terrific actors, but the script limits them and their performances.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
December 5, 2006
Kirk and Nicholson provide solid acting throughout the movie. Lipsky's writing is frequently original. However, the overall sense of this film is that it lacks credibility.
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Joshua Land
Time Out
September 22, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
November 24, 2006
For all the time we spend watching Justin and Nicole negotiate their needs, we have no idea who these people are.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
February 4, 2006
These chatty, pedantic, annoying characters are simply not interesting enough to follow for five minutes, let alone over two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 11, 2007
[Writer/director] Lipsky has something to say about the impossibility of human beings to love each other, but his language is that of an amateur playwright who does not know when he is only repeating cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
November 17, 2006
Opaque acting, excruciating dialogue, and flat, affectless direction.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
September 1, 2006
This is the kind of thing that provokes discussion even though it's not all that entertaining, which is what literature is all about, right?
| Original Score: 2.3/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 17, 2006
Ever been on a blind date that you knew would be dismal from the start? Well, this is the movie version of that date, stretched out over the slowest two hours imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
November 22, 2006
A deeply felt, confessional, warts-and-all movie made for no other reason than its maker's need to make it.
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 30, 2006
... it's hard to warm to characters this flawed without some humorous leavening. The result is dreary, particularly at slightly more than two hours.
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
February 2, 2007
Maybe Lipsky's been too direct in his screenplay; he makes us feel like informed witnesses to their relationship rather than participants. Which means, we spend most of the movie thinking, just break up already, please.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
March 22, 2007
Better to rent Scenes From a Marriage, Manhattan or My Dinner With Andre and stay home -- flannel pajamas optional.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
April 1, 2007
Flannel Pajamas is so gorged with gab it feels like a filibuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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