I Melt with You Reviews

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Karen Benardello
We Got This Covered
February 11, 2013

Director Mark Pellington creates complex characters in his new thriller I Melt With You, but unfortunately fails to deliver a realistic, intriguing story.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 24, 2012

Has the look of a John Cassavetes film, but with wimpy, colorless characters and a lot more drugs, death and color.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
January 16, 2012

Former porn star Sasha Grey turns up in a small role, and I daresay that the blunt, single-syllable scripts employed in her erotic films were Oscar-worthy compared to this drivel.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
S. James Wegg
JWR
January 4, 2012

The actors do their best with what's been thrown at them-such a waste of so much talent-but by journey's end the film collapses on itself.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
December 31, 2011

The best-looking bad film of 2011, I Melt with You squanders a fine acting quartet with self-indulgent existential angst among characters who are impossible to like.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
December 30, 2011

Laughably awful melodrama.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
December 22, 2011

It really is good, albeit in ways that are different from other movies.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 22, 2011

Whether you're male or female, going through a mid-life crisis is no picnic. But watching the way it's depicted in 'I Melt with You' may be even worse.

Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
December 15, 2011

Instead of sympathizing with these jackasses, one wants to scream exactly what they don't want to hear: "Oh, grow up."

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 12, 2011

This is meant to be probing and piercing, and it is merely rancid, shallow and bilious.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
December 9, 2011

The actual result is sad, pathetic, anxious, and depressing.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kyle Smith
New York Post
Top Critic
December 9, 2011

The movie captures, as well as any other, the feeling of partying into oblivion, minus the next-morning internal pitchfork stabs. Think of a wild friend you wouldn't want to emulate but can't let go of.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
December 9, 2011

A fanfare for the common jerk that taints every '80s-era alt-rock soundtrack tune it touches, "I Melt With You" assuredly marks itself as one of 2011's most ludicrous releases.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
December 8, 2011

By the end, you feel nothing, not even contempt.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
December 8, 2011

Good Lord, is this what's waiting on the other side of 40?

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Top Critic
December 8, 2011

If it weren't played so very straight, this jaw-dropping thriller might pass for an accurate satire of Hollywood self-indulgence. Instead, it serves as a prime example.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michelle Orange
Movieline
December 8, 2011

Although a stark performative moment here and a cold, sexy shot there slip through, all of the film's lesser ambitions are undone by its most risible one - to be serious, and thus be taken seriously.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 8, 2011

Wildly overwrought portrait of four college buddies reunited for a weekend of drug-fueled debauchery and soul searching. Like a drunken evening, there are some good moments but it's not worth it in the end.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
December 8, 2011

A tolerant few will find smears of art buried somewhere beneath the relentless excess, I feel most who approach the feature will walk away with bloodshot eyes, tinnitus, and a urgent feeling to never sit through another Pellington movie.

Full Review | Original Score: D
Erica Abeel
Film Journal International
December 8, 2011

A reunion of four college friends sheds little light on the male psyche in this garbled and unwatchable film

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