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Skills Like This (2007)



Average Rating: 5.9/10
Reviews Counted: 27
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 12

Though Skills Like This has little to distinguish, director Monty Miranda shows flashes of wit and talent.


Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 4

Though Skills Like This has little to distinguish, director Monty Miranda shows flashes of wit and talent.



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When a failed writer discovers his previously untapped talent for larceny, his own life and the lives of his two best friends are turned upside down in a felonious comedy from director Monty Miranda. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi



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Sep 29, 2009

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (12) | DVD (2)

It'll be intriguing to see where Miranda goes from here.

May 8, 2009
Dallas Morning News
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Director Miranda shows real skill here.

April 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Denver Post
Denver Post
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Overall, it's less clever than [director] Miranda seems to think.

April 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
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Energetic if incoherent.

April 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Miranda, a busy and successful director of commercials, shoots it all with slick economy and efficiency.

April 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Berger appears to be a potential breakout talent, turning a character who could be endlessly irritating into an oddly charming, self-effacing rogue.

March 30, 2009 Full Review Source:
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Begins with an outrageous concept and takes it to the -- pun definitely intended -- max.

June 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Tri-City Herald
Tri-City Herald

It almost works, too, though ultimately this visually splendid but sluggish story of a twentysomething would-be writer and his impulsive, overnight career as a bank and convenience-store robber takes the money and runs nowhere.

April 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

The movie is so well made that it's hard not to like this often funny movie regardless whether one takes the story too seriously.

April 1, 2009 Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders
Entertainment Insiders

A quirky little film that relies heavily on charm to make up for some rather glaring flaws in story, pacing and character. Fortunately, it has charm to spare.

April 1, 2009 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

The casting is unique, the acting able, and the camera work expert.

March 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

It works here, however, thanks largely to the strength of Berger's performance and the way the movie's familiar "follow your heart" message is diluted by a goofy subplot involving David trying to help Tom find gainful employment.

March 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

A slick and clean cut piece of slacker comedy with great production and a fun sound track but sadly lacking in edginess.

March 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics
Monsters and Critics

As charming an offbeat romantic comedy as anybody could hope to make on a micro-budget.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

Despite stylish editing, lively performances and some effervescent dialogue, Skills Like This eventually becomes insipid, tedious, inane and a bit lackluster.

March 21, 2009 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
NYC Movie Guru

The writing is economically witty.

March 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

This likable indie comedy fails to completely get off the ground.

March 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Projection Booth
Projection Booth

Adding to the glut of slacker-loser comedies, Skills Like This isn't particularly good or bad, just very average.

March 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Skills Like This

I dont know sometimes what attracts me to a movie, but this one definitely got me. A few minutes into it I was wondering if I even wanted to watch it. A few more minutes and I couldnt turn it off. Its hilarious! and for the look of a rather inexpensive movie, they found some really great actors and storyline. I REALLY REALLY liked this movie!
October 14, 2010

Super Reviewer

Insubstantial but wholly enjoyable farce makes for breezy fun.
October 23, 2007

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