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Breakfast on Pluto Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 5, 2006
Too shy to reveal anything meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 6, 2006
The film is downright aggravating.
| Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2005
It's indulgent, and more than once it's patently unbelievable, but Jordan knows how to make a movie, and it's often lovely to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
December 1, 2005
It's as coy and callow as you'd expect from a movie with a lead character nicknamed Kitten.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 22, 2005
We're handed 36 separate chapters in the life of an androgynous sunbeam, but the whimsy is like a piece of caramel lodged between two of your back teeth: a sweet irritant.
| Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 6, 2006
Whimsical to a fault.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
January 15, 2010
Rambling romance about a man truely in love with himself. Cilian Murphy has great talent, but not in this loser directed by Neil Jordan. My advice to Murphy...speak up and stop mumbling.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
September 26, 2005
Despite its sometimes-delectable whimsy, Breakfast on Pluto ... winds up being only moderately satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
October 18, 2005
If an eventful life journey doesn't produce maturity or just simple insight, it doesn't feel terribly worth it.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 1, 2005
Pluto's story is scattershot, though it occasionally resonates.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 22, 2005
The overall film lacks a sense of urgency, as if Patrick had all the time in the world to get where he's going.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 22, 2005
Kitten [Murphy] is like the bouncing ball following a singalong... without adding any interpretation of her own.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 19, 2006
Murphy models his frocks comfortably enough, but "'Pluto" is draggy in other, disappointing ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 22, 2006
Moderately entertaining fare.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 15, 2005
So dense with dying fizzle and limp ideas that I began to wonder if Jordan has an evil twin, or if there are in fact several Neil Jordans, among them at least one literate stylist and one humor-handicapped village idiot.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
November 16, 2005
The movie's drastic shifts in tone sabotage any attempt at sustained emotional engagement.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 22, 2005
Ultimately, the film's detachment is its inspired idea and its inherent problem.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 24, 2005
Breakfast on Pluto ambles along nicely, but feels as if it's never going to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 6, 2006
Like Kitten and everything else about Breakfast on Pluto, it's altogether too overstated and obvious, but at least it doesn't pretend to have any significance whatsoever.
| Original Score: 2/4
January 9, 2006
The movie tries to be upbeat and find humorous ways to look at some very serious subject matter, but the fairy tale quality gets literally blown away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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