David O. Russell has a twisted mind; I like that in a man.
| Original Score: B
This whacked-out road comedy about a young man's search for his real parents takes any number of unexpected turns, most of them bitingly funny.
Entertainment for the whole dysfunctional family.
| Original Score: 4/5
Boasting a clever title, this is an inspired piece of lunacy about sociology versus biology, with terrific performances from Ben Stiller and his two sets of parents.
| Original Score: B+
When I caught this modern-day screwball comedy in theaters I didn't think much of it, and it's even less appealing now.
The neurotic frenzy threatens to annoy, but Russell's edgy, abbreviated style generates farcical comic friction without sacrificing character.
One Stiller movie I actually enjoyed.
| Original Score: 3/5
If Russell is erratic with plot and the slightest bit smug in attitude, he makes up for these flaws by drawing fun, inspired performances from his ace cast.
| Original Score: B-
Avoiding the safety of the PC blanket, David O. Russell has crafted a canny, crafty and altogether adorable little misfit of a movie.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Sounds like a French farce, you say? Well, you got that right. And it's just as entertaining.
Outstanding, uproariously funny dark comedy
| Original Score: 5/5
Um elenco afiado, personagens atípicos e situações bizarras contribuem para tornar este filme uma comédia surpreendentemente eficaz.
| Original Score: 4/5
Excellent comedy. You can just feel how good intentions turn disastrous.
Not exactly bad. Actually, an okay way to spend 90 minutes of your life.
A brilliant, underrated comedy, featuring one of the more inspired comic screenplays in recent years. It established David O. Russell as a major voice in Hollywood.
Stiller's never been better as an actor.
A riot from start to finish. You'll laugh so hard you'll cry!
The film isn't particularly deep, but it's well written, well acted, and often laugh-out-loud funny.
| Original Score: 3/4
Hysterically funny movie about sex, marriage, and the surprises that make life worth living.
"Flirting With Disaster" is no exception to Stiller's disappointing cinematic track record.