• R, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Malcolm Mowbray
    In Theaters:
    Apr 8, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Mar 6, 2012
  • Paladin


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Meeting Spencer Reviews

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Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

The material Mowbray's film is familiar and the characters are thin, but the dialog is crisp and witty.

Full Review Source: Mark Leeper's Reviews | Original Score: 6/10

May 4, 2011
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

Meeting Spencer is comprised mainly of actors talking, yet it's funny in that continuous smile kind of way that you don't notice until you're half way through it

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: *

April 26, 2011
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Mowbray has some fine credits, including "A Private Function," but he and his cast cannot breathe life into such hopeless material.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 21, 2011
Tim Grierson
Screen International

A screwball comedy without nearly enough zest or wit.

Full Review Source: Screen International

April 18, 2011
David Noh
Film Journal International

This claustrophobically unfunny conceit begs the question: Is there anything worse than failed theatrical farce onscreen?

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

April 8, 2011
Pete Hammond
Back Stage

A touch of class and sweet sophistication with a brilliantly funny cast. Definitely an indie sleeper worth checking out.

Full Review Source: Back Stage | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 8, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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At best a sporadically amusing sketchbook of theater types.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 8, 2011
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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Isn't quite savvy enough to compete with the slyest entries in that genre or madcap enough to run with the zaniest.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 7, 2011
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A funny and deft portrait of the self-absorbed world of those involved in creating Broadway plays.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

April 7, 2011
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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This painfully unfunny comedy set in the theater world is no All About Eve.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

April 7, 2011
Ronnie Scheib
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Within the confines of its stagy artificiality, the thesping mostly rings true.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 7, 2011
Ella Taylor
Village Voice
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Like many a movie about a play about a play, Meeting Spencer doesn't have much to say for itself other than all the world's a stage.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 6, 2011
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