Schizopolis Reviews

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Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
November 10, 2003
moderately funny and seriously skewed
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
June 23, 2004
At once an astute study of the banality of modern life and a banal student film wrapped around a series of inside jokes.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
August 22, 2004
Taken as a whole, the film fails to maintain the consistent absurd tone it is aiming for.
Full Review | Original Score: 66/100
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 4, 2011
Though funny and observant at times, it still comes across as a strained juvenile guerilla movie whose bizarre antics never caught fire.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Schizopolis represents a minor act of self-indulgence on the part of the sometimes eccentric Steven Soderbergh but results in major tedium for the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Schizopolis is Steven Soderbergh's berserk and uneven attempt to mimic Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou; he wants to provoke reaction but he's not quite sure how to go about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Exasperating as it is, Schizopolis has a deliberateness almost interesting enough to offset its sophomoric streak.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Schizopolis is by no means an epochal event, but it's clever and offbeat, well worth appreciating on its own proper terms.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's fresh, unexpected and goofy. It's not a smart career move, just a film that its director wanted to make for some crazy reason, and he made it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
September 3, 2010
a filmmaking exercise from someone eager to stretch his legs, do something goofy, and experiment, all of which Soderbergh does without losing his audience
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
The fractured and elliptical narrative does make for tough going at times but viewers who hang in there are duly rewarded with moments of true inspiration.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 11, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
No kidding, this is one weird movie. But if you're open to the wacky experience and you are patient, you will have a lot of laughs and gain surprising insight into contemporary society.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Who knew that deep inside the soul of Steven Soderbergh beat the heart of a great comic actor?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 6, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 29, 2006
| Original Score: B-
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006

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January 1, 2000

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January 1, 2000
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February 23, 2012
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