• PG, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Zackary Adler
    In Theaters:
    Jun 1, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 4, 2007
  • Red Envelope Entertainment


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I'm Reed Fish Reviews

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Kid-friendly rom-com lures but doesn't hook.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

October 22, 2007
David Cornelius

A breezy, wholly engaging ninety minutes spent with a delightful cast.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

September 24, 2007
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Standard romantic comedy, but it's done so nicely, and is sufficiently spiced up by an unusual what-am-I-really-watching? storytelling device, that it rises above its genre.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 76/100

September 10, 2007
Brian Orndorf

Evoking a smothering sense of poisonous romantic yearning and horrifying personal inventory results, Fish hits those sharp notes of characterization often, in the middle of a plot that dances around convention perhaps one too many times.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: B-

September 10, 2007
Shawn Levy

Even if cast differently, this would be a weird film.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: C

June 15, 2007
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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The relentless quirkiness of the proceedings proves wearisome, and the bizarre structural conceit is not enough to compensate for the overly familiar characterizations and story line.

June 9, 2007
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle

Perhaps in more experienced hands, this self-reflection could achieve insight, but as director Adler's first feature and Fish's first produced screenplay, this mess was better left inside the writer's head.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1/5

June 8, 2007
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Charms you with a quirkiness that feels oddly genuine and unforced.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 4, 2007
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Filled with painfully awkward men with painfully bad haircuts, I'm Reed Fish exhibits less energy than a sloth on Seconal.

| Original Score: 2/5

June 4, 2007
Melissa Anderson
Time Out New York
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Some nice performances (Fisk is especially appealing as Reed's love interest) and a go-nowhere midfilm meta shift don't propel the movie beyond its pat life-lesson intentions.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

June 2, 2007
Megan Cherkezian
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Fish's tender evocation of being forced by a life-changing epiphany to find the courage to step outside the confines of routine is beautifully realized by an endearing ensemble.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 1, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The movie, which looks like it was made on the cheapest camera borrowed from the A/V club, was apparently based on the experience of its writer, Reed Fish, who should either await more interesting experiences or work up some imagination.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: .5/4

June 1, 2007
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Modest charmer about a folksy community radio show host.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 1, 2007
John Anderson
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The acting is good, the turf is familiar, and the mood is sweet without causing diabetes.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 31, 2007
Charles Petersen
Village Voice
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Add a bunch of indie bands, find a Braff look-alike (Jay Baruchel) to play the lead, top it off with some obscure animal hybrid -- a zorse instead of a liger -- and you've got writer Reed Fish's can't-fail debut.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 29, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Sundance homilies and truisms are encased in a meta frame in I'm Reed Fish.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 27, 2007
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

...demonstrates a lot of talent, but it's another case of a neophyte filmmaker not recognizing where his true strengths lie

Full Review Source: All Movie Guide | Original Score: 5/10

August 5, 2006
Ronnie Scheib
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Pic's power lies not in postmodernism but in its take on how rural youths relate to the contemporary scene.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 24, 2006
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Napoleon Dynamite behind the microphone, Fish puts his life on the silver screen.

| Original Score: 7/10

June 15, 2006


| Original Score: 3/4

June 16, 2007
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