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Mister Lonely Reviews

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April 12, 2016
Besotted with its own playfulness, Mister Lonely gives off the distinct impression that it was a lot more fun to make than it is to watch.
August 26, 2009
Curdles into fanciful obscurantism
August 7, 2008
It's movies like this that the art house was made for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2008
A bore.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 25, 2008
The film, more ant farm than movie, seems like a lazy effort from a talent who has lost his edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 6, 2008
This film may be Korine's most accessible as a director, featuring characters, images, and situations that are stirring and unforgettable -- even if they don't add up to a complete narrative or visual whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 3, 2008
Fails to achieve any kind of cumulative meaning outside of Korine's private amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 1, 2008
The film has a delicate and deliberate pace. While all the characters could be assigned symbolic motivations, most just seem like annoying and self-indulgent jokes within director Harmony Korine's eccentric point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 30, 2008
Mister Lonely falls into the 'art house' category of film, and you can multiply that by 100.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 30, 2008
Korine has found an evocative subject, but he remains entirely too cavalier in this attitude towards narrative coherence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 30, 2008
In contrast to the grimy and occasionally grotesque Gummo (1997) and Julien Donkey-Boy (1999), this drama has a more gentle, Felliniesque feel.
May 30, 2008
The film doesn't work, and indeed seems to have no clear idea of what its job is, and yet (sigh) there is the temptation to forgive its trespasses simply because it is utterly, if pointlessly, original.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 30, 2008
A movie that goes to extraordinary lengths to say ordinary things.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 29, 2008
Korine falls so thoroughly in love with many of his images, including his opening shot, that he stretches them out in hypnotic slow motion.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 27, 2008
Korine may have an original voice and eye but can't really think of anything interesting to do with them.
May 23, 2008
Like Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth, the film has overarching problems yet contains diamonds of clarity and inspiration that you won't find in any dozen movies. You'll have to mine for those diamonds, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 22, 2008
Korine's most lavishly produced pic to date begins as a sweet-tempered tale of social misfits-turned-celebrity impersonators, but falls short of its ambition to say something meaningful about the obsessive nature of celebrity culture.
May 16, 2008
A visually and conceptually mesmerizing and mystical movie.
May 16, 2008
Sporadically poetic but largely a chore to sit through.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 15, 2008
The film is a paean to the imagination, but what keeps Mister Lonely from being just a self-indulgent flight of fancy is that Harmony Korine shows that even in Neverland, the suffering is real.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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