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Tiresomely self-indulgent and lacking any storytelling cohesion, this Glimpse Inside the Mind finds little food for thought. Read critic reviews

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Movie Info

A graphic designer (Charlie Sheen) plays out unusual fantasies in his head as a way of coping with the departure of his longtime lover.

Cast & Crew

Charlie Sheen
Charles Swan III
Roman Coppola
Screenwriter
Michael Zakin
Executive Producer
Nick Beal
Cinematographer
Robert Shafer
Film Editor
Liam Hayes
Original Music
Elliot Hostetter
Production Design
April Napier
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Critic Reviews for A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (47)

  • This giant turkey was produced, written, and directed by Roman Coppola, who must have thought the dumb fantasy sequences, steeped in movieland imagery, would remind people of 8-1/2 (or, at the very least, Head).

    February 15, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The audience finds out just how long 84 minutes can be. The answer: really long.

    February 14, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Perhaps the best thing that can be said about the film is that it adequately depicts the narcissism of its star ...

    February 14, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A film is a terrible thing to waste.

    February 14, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • The execution ... is perilously self-absorbed ...

    February 13, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • Proves two things - that Charlie Sheen is a better actor than his public persona and stint on Two and a Half Men may have led you to believe and that he needs to find a character to prove that instead of this riff on his real-life drama.

    February 13, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5.0 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

  • Aug 05, 2013
    Beyond awful, Roman Coppola's A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III is an atrocious piece of garbage. The tragedy of it is that the film has a great cast that features Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Aubrey Plaza; who are all exceptional comedic actors. But, the story's monotonous tripe and the characters are dull and uninteresting. A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III is a vapid and senseless film that seems to drag on forever.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 11, 2013
    Handsome. Brilliant. Heartbroken. The movie obviously had a lot of potential but the execution is horrible. It has a few funny moments but they're way too few and far between. It would be easy to blame all of the movie's failings on it's star, Charlie Sheen, but it was mostly, most likely, it's writer/director's fault. When working with Anderson Coppola has shown some skill but he obviously wasn't ready to helm a movie like this. I truly hope his next project is much better than this.
    Manu G Super Reviewer
  • May 24, 2013
    Pathetic. Is Sheen still high?
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2013
    Feels like the first draft of something that could be really great; receives extra points for a terrific (arguably too smug) ending.
    Kevin C Super Reviewer

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