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Delirious Reviews

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September 5, 2007
Tom DiCillo's Delirious, from his own screenplay, presents a paparazzo's worm's-eye view of the ridiculous world of celebrity culture.
August 31, 2007
Delirious, by writer-director Tom DiCillo, has a special quality because it does not make paparazzi a target but a subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 31, 2007
...it depends so consistently on plot contrivances and other movies (The King of Comedy,Midnight Cowboy, even All About Eve) that it often comes across as wannabe muckraking.
August 31, 2007
Someday, far in the future, a team of archeologists will dig up the black, wizened, still beating heart of New York City, and it will look exactly like Steve Buscemi.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2007
In spite of the off-tone moments and thematic distractions, Delirious is engaging, intelligent and enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2007
A prickly look at the poisonous nature of celebrity and the unsavory subculture it breeds around the edges.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 25, 2007
DiCillo gets at how celebrity culture can erode a person's dignity and self-worth, and Buscemi's performance strikes just the right note between unctuous bottom-feeder and loveable loser. It's unfortunate that the rest of the movie tends to get too glib.
Read More | Original Score: C+
August 22, 2007
It would be nice to see a sharp, funny, penetrating satire of the new, kicked-up culture of empty media fame, but Tom DiCillo's scattershot buddy movie Delirious isn't it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 20, 2007
There are some hilarious scenes here, and some moments so sad they'll make you wince.
August 20, 2007
A lark, a fairy tale, a tantalizing mix between John Scheslinger's much darker Midnight Cowboy and John Water's ultra sweet Pecker.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2007
Short, sharp snapshot about celebrity and life on the fringe has nothing new to say, but it says it with considerable charm and affection.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 17, 2007
At once chaotic, moody, outrageous, ridiculous and deeply tragic, Delirious reaches way beyond Buscemi's wacko rabbit hole excursion into the fetid, goofy shallow heart of celebrity glitz.
August 17, 2007
Buscemi makes this pathetic and potentially lethal shutterbug a figure of surprising humor and compassion.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 17, 2007
Delirious is a funny, insightful, entertaining poke at celebrity culture that lands quite a few notches above the typical, New York-set ensemble indie.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 16, 2007
It's an achingly funny film that is also a little sad around the edges.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2007
The film's got some good, amusing moments and, perhaps, an insight or two into hanger-on psychology.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 16, 2007
Too many different stories are vying for attention here, and none of them are very good.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 16, 2007
There's enough retro modern social satire here to support the comical efforts of a talented cast adding layers of emotional nuance. Alison Lohman ("White Oleander") remains a rising star with yet another inspired performance that surprises and charms.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 16, 2007
Delirious, is among DiCillo's best, and returns to the central theme of his career: the elusive and destructive nature of fame.
August 15, 2007
In the end, I don't know that Delirious has all that much to say about the fame game, but you'll laugh nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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