Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt are easily the best odd couple the movies have seen since Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon.
Leaves us with the same old familiar and empty Hollywood storyline on the world of celebrity culture.
| Original Score: B-
It's not as sharp as his indie gems from the mid-1990s, but the thing's packed with bright performances and unique characters, which is what DiCillo does best.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The film isn't as broadly funny as the previous DiCillo-Buscemi collaboration Living in Oblivion, but its outsiders peering in have an uncomfortable resonance.
DiCillo's themes are loyalty and friendship and betrayal and redemption.
DiCillo hasn't lost his gift for artfully skewering both those basking in fame's spotlight and those lurking in the shadows, while still finding a measure of affection for all of them.
| Original Score: 3/4
For all its time-worn situations and observations, Delirious has a truth or two to impart about our lust for celebrities.
| Original Score: 3/5
A victim of its own vitriol.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
This satirical comedy is a connoisseur's delight, with Steve Buscemi in top form as the runt of a paparazzo who tries to exploit a homeless young man.
Mature paparazzi drama isn't quite in focus.
| Original Score: 2/5
As always, Buscemi masters his portrayal of needy desperation, but he still makes Les admirable for his capacity to go with the flow.
DiCillo is ultimately grounded in the eccentric, awkward relationship
| Original Score: B
With Delirious, writer-director Tom DiCillo has crafted a wonderfully giddy meditation on the nature of fame, the people who sell it and those doing the buying, and their mutually parasitic dependence on each other.
The jokes are sparse and predictable, and the storytelling is, too. But Buscemi and Gershon have great fun with their roles, and Pitt is strangely agreeable about the whole thing.
The movie is a provocative little pleasure, and the gleefully vile Buscemi and dreamy-eyed Pitt make a fine 21st-century odd couple.
| Original Score: B+
DiCillo's spot-on writing -- and the exceptional performances by Buscemi and Pitt -- creates a touching and vivid friendship that stabilizes the film.
DiCillo finds comedy in the tragic, depth in the shallowness, and surprises in the cliché
| Original Score: 4/5
A great romp with both Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt having the time of their lives. Especially fun to see Pitt do something completely different.
| Original Score: 8/10
Tom DiCillo's Delirious, from his own screenplay, presents a paparazzo's worm's-eye view of the ridiculous world of celebrity culture.
Delirious, by writer-director Tom DiCillo, has a special quality because it does not make paparazzi a target but a subject.
| Original Score: 3.5/4