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
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
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."
William Goss
The Playlist
November 8, 2011
The problems of the present give way to a promise from the past and the raucous, repetitive revelry segues into the formula of a bland thriller - Shallow Grave for shallow individuals.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
December 30, 2011
Laughably awful melodrama.
David D'Arcy
Screen International
February 10, 2011
Despite its cast, I Melt With You, with all its explosive tactility, doesn't offer much that you won't get from watching anything by Danny Boyle, who seems one of its stylistic roadmaps.
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
December 6, 2011
Stylish cinematography and an awesome punk-and-new-wave soundtrack make the early, music-video-like montages of debauchery at least trashy entertainment, but the film's second half couldn't be more contemptible...
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
December 7, 2011
...music video masquerading as movie, all whacked-out sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute
December 7, 2011
I don't know who was more miserable: the characters in this movie or me, watching them.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 4, 2011
It's an aesthetic assault notable not just for its belligerence, but also for its tedious excess.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Eric D. Snider
Cinematical
February 4, 2011
Seldom has a film that longed to be so insightful wound up being so superficial.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
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
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 4, 2011
"I Melt With You" is a train-crash of a movie. You can't really take your eyes off of it, but you'll feel a little sick if you don't.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
December 7, 2011
They also talk about life, memories, problems, disappointments, and then do more drugs. Lots and lots of drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
December 9, 2011
The actual result is sad, pathetic, anxious, and depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
November 27, 2011
This edgy, despairing depiction of four men's mid-life crises disintegrates into a soggy mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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