Full Grown Men Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 25, 2008
Full Grown Men is an artistically integrated film that introduces a refreshing new talent to the independent scene, one who combines the visual palette of filmmaker Harmony Korine with an all-important sense of narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ashna Ali
New York Press
June 25, 2008
The world is uncomfortably perfect, and sparkly wide shots of stretches of landscape across which Alby walks reduce him to the lost little boy he insists on remaining, swallowed by the big bad world.
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Sara Cardace
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 23, 2008
It's a beautiful, delicately observed comedy.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
June 21, 2008
This whimsically crafted tale that manages to be simultaneously silly, surreal and wise beyond years, is a combo memory lane, reverse time travel road movie and thirtysomething boy bonding satire, plus flaky storytelling in the extreme.
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F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly
November 7, 2007
Lyrical and funny, Full Grown Men is a tough-minded film about the need to grow up.
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
November 7, 2007
Full Grown Men is a lovely, bewitching film with a lot on its mind.
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Justin Chang
Variety
November 7, 2007
A wanly likable road-trip comedy-drama about a young man's Peter Pan-like refusal to let go of his childhood.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 15, 2006
The relationship between the stunted Alby and the mature Elias is funny and real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
September 27, 2009
Full Grown Men might work better if the audience was given a reason to feel even a small sliver of sympathy for Alby
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
September 17, 2009
Peter Pan syndrome is a tremendously interesting psychological condition, but Men would rather make tiresome action figure jokes and spotlight whining characters. Blah.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 1, 2008
Full Grown Men doesn't even make childhood seem like all that much fun.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
June 27, 2008
Hasn't got a joke worth laughing over.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 27, 2008
Friedlander offers a nicely subtle performance, but the other actors -- including Alan Cumming, Deborah Harry and Amy Sedaris -- appear to have turned up as a favor to the director. Don't feel obliged to follow their lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
June 26, 2008
Full Grown Men often becomes as intolerably silly as the twee Amerindies it's reacting to.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Joshua Land
Time Out
June 26, 2008
Wears a bit thin even at its brief length.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 25, 2008
It's dramatically unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 25, 2008
Full Grown Men is nicely photographed and has impressive sets; too bad there's so little going on that it seems long even at 78 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 25, 2008
The candy-colored Full Grown Men wants to be a kind of anti-Wizard of Oz for a culture inundated with toys and toons.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice
June 25, 2008
For better and for worse (at least for a story about a man struggling to behave like an adult), Full Grown Men feels and thinks with the heart and mind of a child.
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