Floundering Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 26, 2013
This first feature by independent producer Peter McCarthy is fairly lightweight, but the cast and low-rent production credits have a certain charm.
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Leonard Klady
Variety
March 26, 2009
While the disjointed tale of contemporary alienation doesn't always connect the dots, it has a raw energy and sense of fun that's infectious.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
One of those "chatty slacker" flicks that actually delivers some interesting characters and worthwhile conversations.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's an engaging, occasionally hilarious story that occasionally seems as though someone had finally gotten hold of all that twentysomething malaise without intent to exploit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The movie gets a lot of mileage out of a seemingly simple concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.54
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
For those who enjoy their comedy with an edge and don't mind the occasional preaching, there's a real winner to be found in Floundering.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 26, 2013
Yet another quirky independent comedy about a disenfranchised white male urban slacker, Floundering is distinguished mainly by its left-leaning politics and numerous cameos by boho thespians and alternative rockers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
August 26, 2013
All-too-aptly named.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Because the speechifying lacks the cutting comic edge that distinguishes good satire, Floundering too often blubbers when it should be viciously funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Rosenberg
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Floundering has floundered so thoroughly by the time of this catharsis that it, like everything else in the film, falls flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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