(Untitled) Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 24, 2011
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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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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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John Hartl
Seattle Times
November 12, 2009
The impenetrable gallery jargon is quite funny at first, and the brothers' twisted relationship is set up nicely, but the movie errs when it takes itself seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 12, 2009
A serious comedy in which the assorted players - a couple of artists, some gallerists, and the people who attend (or don't attend) their shows - discuss what art is, what it should aspire to be, and what kind of people collect, exhibit, and consider it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
November 5, 2009
It doesn't have a hero who's right and everyone else is wrong. And though it mocks every character, it dismisses nobody. It makes a case for every point of view, including those the filmmakers don't share.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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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
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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
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
October 23, 2009
There's plenty to recommend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 23, 2009
Shrewdly hedges its bets about the value of it all, it is ultimately on the side of experimental music and art and their champions, no matter how eccentric. For that alone this brave little movie deserves an audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
October 22, 2009
Shelton's radiant performance as the brothers' elusive object of desire helps rescue (Untitled) from an occasional listlessness that comes as a consequence of Parker's nuanced, gentle jabs at the art world.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 21, 2009
Adam Goldberg glowers effectively as a serious composer of maddeningly difficult music; the wonderful Marley Shelton glows with hilariously cool composure as a gallery owner who exhibits unendurable art pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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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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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.