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Meet Bill Reviews

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October 1, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 12, 2008
This movie never should have seen the light of day.
April 4, 2008
Clunky and smug, Meet Bill isn't convincing for one moment.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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
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
July 28, 2008
Not even a solid performance can keep the script's problems at bay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
August 21, 2017
[Meet Bill] is artless and abrupt, and once you lay eyes on it, you feel totally cheated.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
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-
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.
September 17, 2007
When all is said and done, Bill is let down by Bill.
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
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
June 20, 2008
Not awful or offensive, but pretty weak broth nonetheless.
January 23, 2009
Discovering your real self is the theme of Meet Bill, in which Bill has to work hard to finally meet himself
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
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 27, 2007
...basically entertaining yet entirely forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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