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Delirious Reviews

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Beverly Berning
March 15, 2009
Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt are easily the best odd couple the movies have seen since Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 23, 2009
Leaves us with the same old familiar and empty Hollywood storyline on the world of celebrity culture.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Cornelius
May 8, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jesse Hassenger
May 5, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
December 13, 2007
DiCillo's themes are loyalty and friendship and betrayal and redemption.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
December 3, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 1, 2007
For all its time-worn situations and observations, Delirious has a truth or two to impart about our lust for celebrities.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 27, 2007
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.
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
October 5, 2007
As always, Buscemi masters his portrayal of needy desperation, but he still makes Les admirable for his capacity to go with the flow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 4, 2007
DiCillo is ultimately grounded in the eccentric, awkward relationship
Full Review | Original Score: B
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
September 14, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shawn Levy
September 14, 2007
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.
Read More | Original Score: B-
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
September 14, 2007
The movie is a provocative little pleasure, and the gleefully vile Buscemi and dreamy-eyed Pitt make a fine 21st-century odd couple.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 13, 2007
DiCillo's spot-on writing -- and the exceptional performances by Buscemi and Pitt -- creates a touching and vivid friendship that stabilizes the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
September 12, 2007
DiCillo finds comedy in the tragic, depth in the shallowness, and surprises in the cliché
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
September 7, 2007
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
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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
Tasha Robinson
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
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