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The film grows on you, but more substance and less calculated quirks would have been a royal treat.
This is quirky theater infused with comic highlights, and an unfortunate number of lowlights.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Whatever hostile, deadpan humor exists is so insular, so inaccessible as to be unfathomable.
| Original Score: 4/10
... somehow can't get its feet on the ground to tell its story without hitting you over the head with its adolescent charm.
| Original Score: C+
A ROYAL pain. It made me squirm instead of laugh.
To call it merely peculiar is a gross understatement.
| Original Score: 4/10
If I smiled at all during this colossal misfire, it was at Hackman, who knows how to do cheerfully thoughtless better than anyone around. The rest of the cast looks lost and miserable.
These characters, archetypes all, never come to life, never engage us, never make us feel.
In their quest to make this film different, however, I just feel Anderson and Wilson forgot to make it interesting.
This is a movie that is so embarrassing that it deserves to be consigned to the cutout bins at the video stores as quickly as possible.
| Original Score: 1/5
The Royal Tenenbaums is pathetically lazy filmmaking disguised as hip and clever, a boring and indifferent comedy that tries to pull the suddenly popular scam of trying to be emotional in its emotionlessness.
| Original Score: C
The comedy is threadbare, the drama plays like an afterthought, and there are too many characters to thoroughly develop any one of them.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
'Isn't this just SO precious?'
As great as [Hackman] is, he can't save the film single-handedly.
| Original Score: 2/4
'...like the lives of the geniuses it centres on, The Royal Tenenbaums is a good looking, angst ridden example of squandered potential.'
Despite countless unique and amazing moments, the movie doesn't quite come together--which may not, in fact, go against the director's master plan.
Una cinta bastante regular y que en su pretensión aspira a ser más de lo que es, sin lograrlo del todo.
| Original Score: 6/10
A spectacularly unfunny film -- a bomb of colossal proportion.
| Original Score: 1/4
Inappropriate directness informs every second of The Royal Tenenbaums, and it just about wrecks the movie.
The characters are one dimensional, the situations, while there is some humor here and there, unfunny, and the plot uninteresting.