Human Nature Reviews

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October 15, 2009
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.
April 26, 2002
The simplicity with which it depicts these [animal] forces eternally at war with each other is sometimes sublimely evocative.
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.
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 15, 2002
It's way out there, but not effective enough.
April 12, 2002
I could have used my two hours better watching Being John Malkovich again.
April 12, 2002
The results, if not memorable, are at least interesting.
April 12, 2002
What lingers is Arquette and her wistful little squeak of a voice, imbuing Lila with a mournfulness that's quite touching.
April 12, 2002
A satisfying and original picture.
April 12, 2002
The funniest movie I've seen so far this year (which is saying almost nothing), but it has an air of pale, forced outrageousness about it.
April 12, 2002
Human Nature is a goofball movie, in the way that Malkovich was, but it tries too hard.
April 12, 2002
A treat for aficionados of oddball movies.
April 12, 2002
Remains more of a riff than an actual movie.
April 12, 2002
Give this one a try, if for no other reason than to convince Hollywood that 'something different' doesn't automatically mean throwing away good money.
April 12, 2002
It's just weirdness for the sake of weirdness, and where Human Nature should be ingratiating, it's just grating.
April 12, 2002
Enjoyably off-kilter and generously seasoned with laugh-out-loud moments.
April 12, 2002
If it tried to do anything more, it would fail and perhaps explode, but at this level of manic whimsy, it is just about right.
April 12, 2002
This time Kaufman's imagination has failed him.
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