Delirious Reviews

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David Fear
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Cliff Doerksen
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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December 13, 2007
DiCillo's themes are loyalty and friendship and betrayal and redemption.
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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 13, 2007
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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
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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
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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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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
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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
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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+
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 20, 2007
There are some hilarious scenes here, and some moments so sad they'll make you wince.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 17, 2007
Buscemi makes this pathetic and potentially lethal shutterbug a figure of surprising humor and compassion.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
August 16, 2007
It's an achingly funny film that is also a little sad around the edges.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 16, 2007
Too many different stories are vying for attention here, and none of them are very good.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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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Jan Stuart
Newsday
August 15, 2007
The prickly camaraderie between Buscemi and Pitt puts Delirious back on track, abetted by a hilarious turn by Gina Gershon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 15, 2007
Despite some plot holes, Delirious hits the bull's-eye with razor-sharp performances and dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
August 14, 2007
Tom DiCillo's Delirious is a mild Midnight Cowboy, a minor King of Comedy, and mainly a vehicle for Steve Buscemi as a lower Manhattan-based paparazzo.
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David Denby
New Yorker
August 13, 2007
The movie is exhilarating in a way that only hard-won knowledge of the world can be.
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January 27, 2007
A high-energy rags-to-riches satire about a deranged New York paparazzo and a wannabe thesp, Delirious is hilarious.
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Sura Wood
Hollywood Reporter
January 25, 2007
No one is spared in this whip-smart comedy about the entertainment industry.
| Original Score: 3.5/5