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Delirious Reviews

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October 22, 2007
Mature paparazzi drama isn't quite in focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
November 1, 2007
A victim of its own vitriol.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 15, 2007
Tom DiCillo’s angry comedy Delirious subjects modern celebrity culture to a microscopic examination that shows the toxic virus of fame squirming under its lens.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 8, 2008
Underwritten and overplayed, it is one that not even Buscemi fans will treasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 15, 2007
The overall, overstressed tone is one of cynical whimsy meant to be incisively hard-hitting, but more often coming off as merely tiresome and abrasive.
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 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 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+
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
January 23, 2007
Just when you're sure you know how Delirious is going to close, DiCillo comes up with a capper that's as satisfying as it is understated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 20, 2007
There are some hilarious scenes here, and some moments so sad they'll make you wince.
August 12, 2007
With Delirious, Tom DiCillo puts our national obsession with fame under the magnifying glass, and what he spies is a bunch of people in desperate need of attention, approval, and friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 23, 2007
A joyously raucous, sexy, deliciously biting fable...Delirious is superbly entertaining and completely satisfying
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 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-
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
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