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It's Kind of a Funny Story Reviews

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Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 1, 2011
It's also a kind of two-dimensional romance, a kind of flippant look at life on a mental ward, and (...) kind of made me want to give Zach Galifianakis a hug.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Miraudo
August 15, 2011
Galifianakis [is] able to turn on a dime; balancing his disarming humour with moments of anguished outbreaks. His is one of the best supporting performances of recent memory; equally funny and heartbreaking. If only I could say the same of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Eric Hynes
Village Voice
October 5, 2010
I used to think art was just bourgeois decadence, a wiser Craig says in the end, which is funny, because thats kind of what this film is.
Jason Zingale
October 7, 2010
One minute a quirky comedy, and the next a bleak drama, It?s Kind of a Funny Story becomes so stifled by its identity crisis that it fails to make a lasting impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
October 20, 2010
Fleck and Boden have basically taken all of the progress they made between films 1 and 2 and dramatically reversed the process for their mainstream debut.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 6, 2010
It's Kind of a Funny Story really isn't so funny. Cute, bordering on cutesy, yes. Light and shallow and inconsequential in a lot of ways. But funny? Rarely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
October 8, 2010
Respected indie filmmakers with a niche in social-realist drama try their hand at winsome comedy, fall flat on their critically acclaimed faces.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Tom Seymour
Little White Lies
January 6, 2011
As disposable as a paper cup and, for such promising directors, a serious regression.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
January 12, 2011
In the end, like the instantly-forgettable title, it's kind of neither one thing nor the other and certainly no match for the likes of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest or even Girl, Interrupted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 7, 2010
It isn?t terrible, it is merely "mostly decent" with occasional drifts into the territory of good and, with equal measure, nauseatingly trite
Full Review | Original Score: C
Drew McWeeny
September 10, 2010
I was so embarrassed, so uncomfortable with the total lack of recognizable human behavior in the film that I strongly debated getting up and leaving.
Fernando F. Croce
December 6, 2010
Agonizingly trite
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
October 7, 2010
... limp and phony and cute, smothered in fantasy sequences... depicting serious mental illness as a series of charming quirks or stick-on makeup scars, peddling the same tired obligatory but-wait-maybe-it's-we-who-are-the-crazy-ones clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
September 19, 2010
Best left for the festival circuit -- which is where we suffer through the indie-style artifice so you don't have to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
October 8, 2010
It's not a film, it's a bland, overly long sitcom straining for the funny ... something along the lines of Two and A Half Men-tal Cases.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Robbie Collin
News of the World
January 4, 2011
It kind of isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
October 8, 2010
It's Kind of a Funny Story proves Zach Galifianakis is more than just a bearded clown - but he needs to seek out better scripts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Katey Rich
September 14, 2010
Broader, bigger and more traditional than Boden and Fleck's previous work-- and unfortunately, significantly less successful.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 3, 2010
Boden and Fleck's competent, bland aesthetics do little more than occasionally amplify their material's cloying sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.4
Stephen Silver
The Trend
October 17, 2010
The title of 'best movie ever set in a mental hospital' remains firmly secure with 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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