Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
All this is credible enough until Swanson exits the airtight bubble of his peers to bully New York City at large.
| Original Score: 2/5
The joke, I guess, is that there's nothing funny about "The Comedy."
| Original Score: 3/5
A mean-spirited piece of mumblecore that tries to provoke you, but only succeeds in boring you.
| Original Score: 0/4
There's not a false note in the film, but maybe there's a difference between accuracy and truth.
It's a long, painful sit that claws at interpretational ambition, but only nails the rare moment of enlightenment, wasting 90 minutes of screentime to acquire about 15 minutes worth of substance.
| Original Score: C-
A character study that tries to make the revolting compelling.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
If you can discern any critical distance or interesting perspective here, or even a good reason to spend 90 minutes in such company, I'm afraid the joke is on you.
| Original Score: 1/5
None of this is necessarily funny. That's the extent of the irony here.
Pushing the boundaries of taste isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the film is so busy daring its audience to hurl insults that it forgets to simply be funny.
[A] faux-courageous nondrama.
[A] relentlessly aimless, abrasive stab at black humor.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
The anomie of entitlement pushed to poisonous extremes is the basis of this provocation, which is as frustrating as it is intriguing.
The Comedy pretends to be a satire of entitlement, but it's made in a style so indulgent that the whole film feels entitled in the extreme.
| Original Score: C
The movie may critique its antihero, but it also offers just one more venue in which he's allowed to wallow - while we pay his way.
The longest and dreariest 94 minutes I've spent on a movie this year.
| Original Score: 1/4
The Comedy may not aspire to be the portrait of a generation, but it certainly offers a scary dissection of a faux-careless Brooklynite sensibility that threatens to be the undoing of everyone involved.
| Original Score: 8.3/10
An unconventional, unapologetic comedy that's unbelievably entertaining.
| Original Score: 9.5/10
Champions what it appears to mock and indicts what it appears to glorify.
| Original Score: B
An essential portrait of a generation of people laughing so hard that they've forgotten the joke is on them.
| Original Score: 5/5
A seemingly sincere movie about a deeply ironic and unfulfilled man as he belongs to a culture - hell, maybe even an entire generation - terrified of sincerity.