Flashbacks of a Fool Reviews

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Leslie Felperin
Variety
October 18, 2008
Whiile pic doesn't exactly feel like a vanity project, its weak script might have kept it forever in development hell if debutant writer-helmer Baillie Walsh weren't the topliner's good buddy.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 17, 2008
The bizarre secret isn't nearly interesting enough to justify the long buildup to it, and since it amounts to bad luck it doesn't really reveal anything about the actor, anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 17, 2008
Without Daniel Craig's 007-enhanced profile, it's unlikely that Flashbacks of a Fool would have appeared anywhere except the Netflix queues of his most rabid fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lance Goldenberg
L.A. Weekly
October 16, 2008
Craig's shaken-but-not-stirred charisma makes the most of an underwritten part, but the movie nearly flat-lines when the actor's not onscreen, which is often.
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Anna King
Time Out
October 15, 2008
While the dialogue is often hackneyed and full of rushed backstory (not enough flashbacks, evidently), the cinematography excels, particularly the chiaroscuro interiors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
April 18, 2008
An ambitious but disappointing, regret-filled psycho-drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6