(Untitled) Reviews

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Top Critic
July 4, 2010
Writer-director Jonathan Parker sets us up for a 90-minute debate on aesthetics and artistic integrity, and that's a tedious exercise in any medium.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 5, 2009
Has the punctuation and the thinness of a gallery wall label.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Grierson
The Simon
October 22, 2009
Sort of a parody of the cliquish New York art scene, but also a defense of it.
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
October 20, 2009
Parker reduces the art world to the insipid backbiting and conniving of malign thugs that enthusiastically bat around grandiose, self-serving endorsements
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 23, 2009
(Untitled) is a tinny satire destined to go (Unwatched) because it is (Uninteresting).
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
November 6, 2009
Those who don't know art but who know what they like are likely to come away from "(Untitled)" thinking "Gee, I could have done that."
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
October 22, 2009
Turns eccentrics into such cartoons that the film neglects an open-ended debate for its own frustrated critique.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
October 13, 2009
Studded with some funny moments, but comes off as fuzzy and false, owing to the fact that it seems conflicted about what sort of agenda to pursue, or perspective to advance.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 12, 2009
(Untitled) asks a lot of intriguing questions -- more intriguing than the film itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
October 20, 2009
(Untitled) tries to reignite who-gets-to-call-it-art debates that haven't been taken seriously for at least a decade.
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Kevin Lee
Time Out
October 21, 2009
(Untitled)'s onslaught of self-indulgent bohos and art-vs.-commerce clichés are as ersatz as their objects of scorn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 23, 2009
Because Parker is so determined to expose the art scene's pretensions, he neglects other areas, like dialogue, plot and character. And what's the point in making a shallow satire about shallow subjects?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
November 12, 2009
Woody Allen might have passed on making this film 35 years ago because it was too dated and middlebrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
November 12, 2009
Right away, you wonder if the filmmakers are trying hard enough.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 5, 2009
(Untitled) is a comedy worthy of the best Woody Allen, and Adrian is not unlike Woody's persona: a sincere, intense, insecure nebbish, hopeless with women, aiming for greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
October 23, 2009
A simply terrific ensemble cast is the main attraction in this probably too-clever-for-its-own-good satire on the world of modern art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
November 11, 2009
Art School Confidential goes for its doctorate in Jonathan Parker's bitchy, hilarious (Untitled), the story of two pretentious brothers jealously jousting with each other in the dog-eat-dog world of fine-art cred.
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
October 23, 2009
It's a sharp movie, pitched at a tone located squarely between archness and sincerity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
November 19, 2009
...spry and spiky satire...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
November 21, 2009
Skewers the world of contemporary art in a way that's insightful and funny without becoming a broad parody.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 24, 2011
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