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Mister Lonely Reviews

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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
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
April 25, 2008
despite the film's odd, whimsical tone, solid performances, and sartorial splendor, Mister Lonely runs out of steam and, as a commentary on our celebrity-obsessed culture, doesn't have a whole lot to say
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2009
Curdles into fanciful obscurantism
April 30, 2008
Possibly the worst movie this year... or at least we can hope so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
May 6, 2008
Once the novelty of all the celebrity impersonations wears off, the film never gives you much of a reason to care about the predicaments of its cardboard characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
June 3, 2008
Fails to achieve any kind of cumulative meaning outside of Korine's private amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 2, 2008
Occasionally there is a striking image or a moment of wounded sweetness, but mainly the film provides ample proof that it's possible to be bizarre and boring at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 17, 2008
Think of it as a cinema-of-the-infantile and you'll be better able to stomach the utter boredom that goes along with Korine's prepubescent logic.
Full Review | Original Score: D
May 1, 2008
Korine's strengths lie in crafting individual scenes, not in shaping a coherent whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 14, 2008
Mister Lonely is an exercise in transformation, both on and off the screen. Korine has shed his Dogme 95 skin but what kind of filmmaker emerges is not exactly clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 14, 2008
Eight years before another Harmony Korine film is not a bad prospect.
May 27, 2008
Korine may have an original voice and eye but can't really think of anything interesting to do with them.
March 14, 2008
Too long, not nearly as funny as it hopes, and some plot elements (what's with the sheep?) are extraneous to the improvised mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
August 3, 2008
A bore.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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 25, 2007
It's never clear what it all means or even if it's supposed to mean anything. Music and silliness get the picture through to its circular ending.
March 14, 2008
It's an endearing enough idea but the film's dark side undermines the charming set-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 9, 2008
While it's full of arresting, indelible images, Mr. Lonely remains mostly on the level of abstraction. You get it but you don't always feel it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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