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Meet Bill Reviews

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
January 23, 2009
Discovering your real self is the theme of Meet Bill, in which Bill has to work hard to finally meet himself
David Cornelius
July 28, 2008
Not even a solid performance can keep the script's problems at bay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
July 21, 2008
It doesn't take long for Bill to suddenly veer off course into total impenetrability, where the characters become a blur, the hacky visual poetry is rolled out, and the plot drops dead.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 20, 2008
Not awful or offensive, but pretty weak broth nonetheless.
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
June 13, 2008
The story of a man (Aaron Eckhart) grappling with middle-age ennui at work and at home feels done to death, as does the distracting addition of a spunky rich-kid high schooler.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Julia Wallace
L.A. Weekly
June 12, 2008
It tries hard to mimic the arch tone of the best suburban tragicomedies (American Beauty, et al.), but a surfeit of stock characters, double-wide plot holes and heavy-handed symbolism ruins the effect.
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 8, 2008
As the movie goes on, you actually end up rooting for this schmuck to take charge of his life, and in a way, the movie is sort of inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 23, 2008
For those whose idea of hilarity is an adult and a kid throwing fireworks at each other, then getting stoned and playing piggyback in the mall, this movie should be a refreshing tonic.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 12, 2008
This movie never should have seen the light of day.
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
May 9, 2008
Takes scattershot aim at all manner of appropriate targets-the vapid nature of local television news, the perceived stigma of standing out from the pack in America, the dilemma of dreams deferred and abandoned-but rarely hits the comic bull's-eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 9, 2008
Male midlife crisis presents as pathological self-loathing in Meet Bill, an imperative to which the only sane response is: No thanks.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Loren Lankford
Entertainment Weekly
May 7, 2008
Even a hilarious turn by Kristen Wiig as the owner of a doughnut company can't save this clichéd, meandering story from playing like American Beauty lite.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 4, 2008
Clunky and smug, Meet Bill isn't convincing for one moment.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 3, 2008
Meet Bill misfires on multiple levels, but its foremost mistake is focusing on a sad-sack underachiever. Bill doesn't believe in himself, so why should we?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 27, 2007
...basically entertaining yet entirely forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
September 17, 2007
When all is said and done, Bill is let down by Bill.
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Eddie Cockrell
September 14, 2007
Husband-and-wife helmers Melisa Wallack and Bernie Goldmann make all the wrong choices, from the grimacing they've encouraged their large (and largely wasted) cast to indulge in, to the musical riffs that signal each and every dramatic beat.
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pete Hammond
October 1, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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