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What Planet Are You From? Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 8, 2010
Shandling's a bland black hole that obliterates whatever trace of energy or inspiration mustered by this unwieldy film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 14, 2009
It all seems to suffer from jet lag and a lame script and a bad case of crassness.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
The movie offers not one shred of insight, comic or otherwise, into the eternal conflict between the sexes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...what are Mike Nichols and Annette Bening doing here?
| Original Score: D
July 1, 2002
There are some amusing cameos and small parts and a number of very good one liners, but by god, this is really a shame.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
May 1, 2001
Lightweight material to be sure, but it's fun just the same.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Blake French
NutzWorld
March 14, 2001
One of the most honest comedies I can remember ... connected with my unusual sense of humor.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
This movie wants to be sweet and dark at the same time, but it is as distant as a planet's satellite.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
It's amazing that a movie with so many sex jokes can turn out to be so unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The picture barely works as a silly adult sex farce, it isn't nearly freewheeling and naughty enough.
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
If you're making a movie about a man who has a strange noise coming from his pants, you should cast an actor who looks different when it isn't.
| Original Score: 1/4
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Whatever planet produced this sex comedy, it's not indicating many signs of intelligent life.
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Shandling and director Mike Nichols find a funny new way of packaging the old truth in What Planet Are You From?

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The story jumps around too much, wasting good performances from Kinnear, Fiorentino and Goodman.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Bening, even in a formula role like this one, is so lovable she actually makes you believe that she'd melt the resolve of a technocratic space visitor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
The dialogue ranges from really rather funny, to hilarious, to there-goes -the-pop- right -out- your - nostrils.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
The film's charismatic cast certainly makes the film easy enough to watch, but one constantly expects and wishes for the film to deliver more than it ultimately does.
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
If you're expecting humor of the Sanders quality here, you won't get it, nor will you find that Shandling has a wide enough range as an actor.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Shandling has such a narrow acting range. He seems like an emotionless alien from beginning to end, especially in contrast to Bening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Planet is very entertaining.
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