Leaves of Grass Reviews

January 5, 2014
really unbalanced
October 31, 2012
I could only bear 35 minutes, and I haven't walked out of anything since 'You, Me and Dupree.'
September 23, 2010
Many clichés in uneven and odd mix of guffaws and philosophical analysis. . .[C]onsiderable violence surprisingly erupts...[M]ost fun is watching Norton interact with Norton.
September 22, 2010
Suffice to say that Blake Nelson doesn't have the visual gifts of his Minnesotan mentors, leaving us undistracted by surface flair and fully focused on his cartoonish characters and ragged, oddly callow script.
April 5, 2010
It's not the violence itself that bothers me, it's just that it completely destroys the tone of the movie.
April 5, 2010
You could get whiplash from his movie's mood swings.
April 2, 2010
The picture loses its mind on an abrasive hunt for irreverence, twisting something securely oddball into an affected, unnecessarily toxic tale of brilliant knuckleheads living up to their Tulsa potential.
April 1, 2010
a fitfully enjoyable but unsatisfying playground of ambition and occasional wit
Top Critic
March 31, 2010
It's just another oblique backfire from Tim Blake Nelson, whose work as a writer-director in general wallows in a bog of mediocrity.
March 31, 2010
It would be overly polite to call this a pale shadow of the tone-shifting Coen brothers farces from which Nelson -- who costarred in O Brother, Where Art Thou? -- is taking his cues.
March 29, 2010
Messy genre jumbling has rhyme and reason in Leaves of Grass, as it speaks directly to the film's portrait of life's unpredictability and uncontrollability.
March 29, 2010
Suddenly abandons all comedic promises and turns into a sadistic action film...a textbook example of a promising movie that takes a wrong turn from which it never recovers.
March 29, 2010
The movie is a showcase for digital technology and for Norton's virtuosity, but I wish it weren't such a weightless shambles.
September 18, 2009
One Edward Norton performance is often enough reason to see a movie, so it comes as no surprise that the prospect of two -- he plays twins -- is very much the main attraction, and reward, of Leaves of Grass.
September 18, 2009
An identical twins comic crime drama goes seriously wrong.