Some vivid moments, but overall, just so-so.
| Original Score: 3/5
The most dense, fascinating collage of notions and meta-narrative references and formal tinkering in Soderbergh's whole career.
| Original Score: 10/10
It's a doodle movie, a sketchbook. I was held by the tinkering quality of it, though.
| Original Score: 4/5
Soderbergh's movie likely will appeal more to filmmakers than filmgoers.
| Original Score: 2/4
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a dizzyingly convoluted exploration of sex, art, identity and reality
| Original Score: 7/10
The meta-elements never hamper the central appeal of the film, which are the rich and flawed characters who are simply searching for a connection with another human being.
| Original Score: B+
...Soderbergh has essentially gone full circle and made his artiest flick yet. Trouble is, it's just not terribly interesting.
Should've been released as a lowkey DVD.
| Original Score: 2/5
I sort of enjoyed it, but the movie plays amateurish and doesn't tell us anything new.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Somewhere under the layers of pretentiousness and in-jokes and cleverness and reflexivity and artsiness and talk, there is probably a film lurking. I didn't find it.
| Original Score: 4/10
The whole thing comes off as a bunch of rich actors slumming it for kicks in a faux low-budget flick.
| Original Score: D+
While it does beat watching paint dry, at least watching paint dry gives you a sense of something having been accomplished.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
None of it makes much sense, but most of it is fun, some hilarious.
The story is so unmoored and the characters so ill-defined that the overall effect is vacuous.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Little more than a Dogme 95 film with Julia Roberts looking like a baboon.
| Original Score: 1/5
This is a meaningful film trapped inside a half-baked film.
...feels like a featurette in a better movie's DVD.
| Original Score: 3/5
A raw, emotional tapestry that may have benefited from the no-nonsense atmosphere Soderbergh provided, but I doubt that.
What may have been a nice diversion from the norm in Hollywood ends up as dull trip into the lives of ordinary, self-involved Angelenos.
| Original Score: C-