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The Giant Mechanical Man Reviews

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April 27, 2012
A listless slacker comedy about listless thirtysomethings who aimlessly wander, as much in need of a job as in a decent script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Nick Schager
Boxoffice Magazine
April 17, 2012
A romantic comedy whose quirkiness is complemented by italicized exposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 24, 2012
A romance whose anodyne find-your-bliss theme is likeable but underwhelming, Lee Kirk's The Giant Mechanical Man doesn't fully exploit its premise's charms.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 26, 2012
Replete with eye-roll-inducing contrivances and heavy-handed symbolism - both lovers share dreams of their teeth falling out - this arrested-development comedy panders to the work-averse by taking easy aim at ambitious careerists.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
April 30, 2012
The only thing creakier than the title character in this low-budget romantic comedy might be the script.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
April 26, 2012
Fischer at least has personal and romantic reasons to be involved with this film, but audiences are unencumbered by such obligations, and should heed the title's warning sign and opt out of Kirk, Fischer, and Messina's fruitless little circle of pain.
Full Review | Original Score: D
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
April 23, 2012
For a first-time filmmaker, Lee Kirk sure knows how to pick his establishing shots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sam Adams
Time Out
April 24, 2012
A winsome, though clunky, romance mercifully sidelines the obvious symbolism...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
October 9, 2012
The Giant Mechanical Man has the heart of a smart, sophisticated indie rom-com with wacky supporting players swiped from your average Kate Hudson clunker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 26, 2012
Under a few layers of urban twee is a sly, knowing little romantic comedy full of spiky performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
April 17, 2012
This newest addition to economic hard times romantic comedy cinema, is a small indie gem that like its title, is a bountiful, bittersweet offering of delicately crafted imagination and ideas.
Brian Tallerico
May 2, 2012
This cute dramedy tackles well-trod ground in the world of indie film but Lee Kirk conveys enough honest affection for his well-crafted characters that the piece works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5.0
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 28, 2012
Jenna Fischer and Chris Messina generate sweet chemistry together as two lonely people who find each other during stressful times in their lives.
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John Anderson
April 26, 2012
Grinding its gears a bit in an attempt to achieve maximum quirkiness, "The Giant Mechanical Man" will meet most audiences' standards for "charming."
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 4, 2012
"The Giant Mechanical Man" won't change your life but it might lighten your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brandon Judell
May 8, 2012
A solid summer palate cleanser to savor between all those main courses of superhero wham-a-thons.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 28, 2012
An earnest, good-hearted movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
April 20, 2012
Kirk's wispy screenplay is light on conflict and memorable moments, but the cast elevates the film to a pleasurable diversion.
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
April 24, 2012
Fischer ... imbues Janice with a wounded soulfulness that cuts right through the clichés.
David Noh
Film Journal International
April 25, 2012
A clumsily titled but winsome romantic comedy that quietly sneaks its way into your affection.
David D'Arcy
Screen International
May 15, 2012
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