The Living Wake Reviews

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
June 3, 2010
In all, it's a peculiar piece of absurdist entertainment that occupies a singular niche in American indie cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Koehler
Variety
May 21, 2010
In the end, however, pic defies all categorization, joining a small pantheon of pics including "Withnail & I" and Peter Greenaway's "Drowning byNumbers" that whistle past the graveyard with aplomb.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2010
Sol Tryon's The Living Wake seems but a protracted act of stultifying self-indulgence -- but then maybe that's the point.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 14, 2010
Strains to accommodate its daft premise and pontificating lead.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 14, 2010
This is a terminally whimsical vanity project that would probably have been a chore to sit through even in its original intended format, a 20-minute stage monologue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
May 13, 2010
Wes Anderson has much to answer for.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
May 12, 2010
Fatally eccentric.
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Aaron Hillis
Time Out
May 12, 2010
Sol Tryon's dark, irrepressibly hilarious fable offers highbrow absurdism and low-budget filmmaking at their most clever and outlandish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5