• R, 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    George Hickenlooper
    In Theaters:
    Sep 27, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 18, 2003
  • Fireworks Pictures

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The Man from Elysian Fields Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

What really sneaks up is how involved one gets into these characters and their complicated relationships.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

December 28, 2008

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 10/10

October 7, 2004
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

April 5, 2003
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

The tone keeps a marvelous balance between intelligence and pity.

Full Review | Original Score: A-

April 2, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Acting is what sustains the unstable plot lines.

March 12, 2003
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 4/4

March 1, 2003
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Best of all is Garcia, who perfectly portrays the desperation of a very insecure man.

| Original Score: 6/10

February 24, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a trashy little bit of fluff stuffed with enjoyable performances and a bewildering sense of self-importance

Full Review | Original Score: B-

December 28, 2002
Chris Gore
Film Threat

Smart and full of sharply drawn characters and wonderfully snappy dialogue.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 28, 2002
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

A terrifically engaging, provocative movie.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 27, 2002
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

The film is hard to dismiss -- moody, thoughtful, and lit by flashes of mordant humor.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

December 20, 2002
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: A-

December 16, 2002
Nick Carter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

If you can look past the leaps in logic and take it in as a morality tale about the consequences of unprincipled affections, then Elysian Fields can offer its share of blissful moments.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

November 29, 2002
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

Prancing his way through the tailor-made part of a male hooker approaching the end of his vitality, Jagger obviously relishes every self-mocking moment.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 14, 2002
John Urbancich
Sun Newspapers of Cleveland

Funny and, at times, poignant, the film from director George Hickenlooper all takes place in Pasadena, "a city where people still read."

| Original Score: 4/5

November 14, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A rare comedy of manners, witty, wicked and worldly, and one of the best movies of the year.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

November 1, 2002
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

A pointed, often tender, examination of the pros and cons of unconditional love and familial duties.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

October 27, 2002
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Only the charm and attractiveness of the cast keeps this movie from the remainder bin.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

October 23, 2002

The movie has an interesting premise with some nice twists and turns, character studies, and an appealing edginess.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 18, 2002
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
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Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Jesse Hassenger
PopMatters
May 9, 2003

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March 7, 2003

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November 28, 2002

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November 18, 2002

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October 26, 2002
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