• R, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Brooks Branch
    In Theaters:
    May 7, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 10, 2010
  • Mac Releasing


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Multiple Sarcasms Reviews

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Multiple Sarcasms has a way of creatively meandering into unexpected pockets of comedy and poignancy, heading toward some kind of eventual grace, a little like real life.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 6, 2010
Perri Nemiroff

The filmmaking, acting and the soundtrack are adequate, but the main character is such an unlikable lead that while the film is entertaining, it's hard to enjoy.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 14, 2010
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A tedious and unappealing portrait of the obsession of a middle-age architect to write a play.

Full Review | Original Score: .5/5

May 27, 2010
Tony Medley

The simplistic philosophy and cast of characters out of Hollywood's bag of cliches are bad enough, but do we have to be confronted with women's female problems, too?

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 1/10

May 22, 2010
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Might serve a useful therapeutic function for its writer-director, but for the rest of us the exercise in self-examination will have a much less beneficial effect, unless you suffer from insomnia.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C-

May 20, 2010
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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An hour-and-a-half mopefest so complete that by the end of it, you want to give Hutton's character a smack in the face and tell him to stop whining, already.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 13, 2010
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

So-so, light tale of a successful New York architect who endangers his comfortable, conventional life to navel-gaze and write a play provides some moments for the always watchable Timothy Hutton. But there's not much else to watch.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

May 10, 2010
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Why devote a single moment of your time to listening to his character, Gabriel Richmond, bellyache ad nauseam about having everything and still being miserable?

| Original Score: 2/5

May 7, 2010
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

An often uneven, inorganic drama centered around a dull, tediously narcissistic character who's as irritating as nails on a chalkboard.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 4.79/10

May 7, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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First-time filmmaker Brooks Branch underutilizes an estimable cast...

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

May 7, 2010
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 7, 2010
Michelle Orange

Full Review Source: Movieline | Original Score: 5/10

May 7, 2010
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Multiple Sarcasms is Woody Allen lite -- there's a lot of introspective fumbling around and intellectual foreplay. But in the end, instead of a satisfying climax, it feels like someone is faking it.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 6, 2010
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Multiple Sarcasms is a terrible title for a movie. And it's even worse for a movie that's got some other serious problems.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

May 6, 2010
Noel Murray
AV Club
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From the jokes about Hutton overreacting to his daughter's menstruation to the comic ruminations about the relative attractiveness of genitalia, Multiple Sarcasms often plays like a bad stand-up routine dramatized by serious actors.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

May 6, 2010
Aaron Hillis
Time Out New York
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This hoary midlife-crisis tale is watchable solely for its reliable cast.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

May 5, 2010
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

Thematically and artistically, Multiple Sarcasms has multiple personalities.

Full Review Source: Moving Pictures Magazine

May 4, 2010
Brian Miller
Village Voice
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A vanity production by Branch, previously a studio branding consultant, it's the kind of odious, self-validating wish fulfillment that actually makes you appreciate the more generous self-absorption of Henry Jaglom films.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 4, 2010
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

The meaning of Multiple Sarcasms's title is a mystery, but then, so are many things in Brooks Branch's film.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

May 3, 2010
Ronnie Scheib
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Timothy Hutton's fine, loose-limbed perf as a man adrift lifts Multiple Sarcasms, frosh scribe-helmer Brooks Branch's male menopause apologia, out of cliche-ridden territory -- at least temporarily.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 15, 2010
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