Human Nature Reviews

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October 15, 2009
October 16, 2003
A ton of cute ideas do not a satisfying movie make.
August 1, 2003
December 30, 2002
Plays as a sophomoric exercise in the art of satire.
December 9, 2002
Although a few moments are hilarious, this would-be romp remains laboriously earthbound when it should be swinging gaily through the trees.
July 20, 2002
Tries for both civilized wit and primitive joy -- and mostly misses both.
May 13, 2002
Such a premise is ripe for all manner of lunacy, but Kaufman and Gondry rarely seem sure of where it should go.
April 26, 2002
For all its highfalutin title and corkscrew narrative, the movie turns out to be not much more than a shaggy human tale.
April 21, 2002
Director Michel Gondry's satire on the "beast in us all" is too pretentious and tedious for us to take as a wry, frothy entertainment. Despite the overload of quirkiness instilled in Kaufman's spotty script, Human Nature is an awkward and tired mes
Top Critic
April 18, 2002
It's all squeamishly pathetic in a freaked-out way, as the actors are reduced to primates and the movie makes no sense at all.
April 16, 2002
Although one can appreciate the attempt of trying to be different and give it one's all - at least in theory -- you simply can't enjoy the excruciating experience of watching it repeatedly flop.
April 15, 2002
It's way out there, but not effective enough.
April 13, 2002
If Kaufman kept Cameron Diaz a prisoner in a cage with her ape, in his latest, he'd have them mate.
April 13, 2002
Soul is what's lacking in every character in this movie and, subsequently, the movie itself.
April 12, 2002
Human Nature initially succeeds by allowing itself to go crazy, but ultimately fails by spinning out of control.
April 12, 2002
I could have used my two hours better watching Being John Malkovich again.
April 12, 2002
Overall the film feels forced and awkward, as though it's trying too hard to be weird, culty and profound.
April 12, 2002
If only it were, well, funnier.
April 12, 2002
Even film silliness needs a little gravity, beyond good hair and humping.
April 12, 2002
Human Nature is a goofball movie, in the way that Malkovich was, but it tries too hard.
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