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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).
The audience finds out just how long 84 minutes can be. The answer: really long.
Perhaps the best thing that can be said about the film is that it adequately depicts the narcissism of its star ...
A film is a terrible thing to waste.
The execution ... is perilously self-absorbed ...
A movie that doesn't really seem to have any reason to exist, other than maybe to give writer and director Roman Coppola and star Charlie Sheen something to do for a few weeks.
Though the transitions from real to imagined can be jarring, the picture remains cohesive because the discussions between scenes remain consistent.
A bigger Cluster-Sheen I could hardly imagine.
It's rare to witness a film with such a profound disconnect between the director's intention and the final product. It's clear Coppola is striving for some kind of meaningful sublime statement but in reality he has created an interminably vacuous picture.
The what-the-heck-was-that? novelty wears off with astonishing speed once it sinks in that none of this is going anywhere.
Sheen is about as capable of playing a character who isn't Charlie Sheen as he is of playing a dog, or a muffin, or a bottle of shampoo.
a Walter Mitty approach to justify the decadent and pathetic life of Charlie Sheen
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.
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.
Pathetic. Is Sheen still high?
Feels like the first draft of something that could be really great; receives extra points for a terrific (arguably too smug) ending.
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