Adventures of Power Reviews

October 23, 2009
Not even the always reliable talents of McKean and Lynch can help pull this comedy out of its ironic slump.
October 22, 2009
Gold attempts to show Power as a "Napoleon Dynamite"-like charmer, but Gold's spastic performance induces more cringes than smiles.
October 22, 2009
The film's penchant for dorky nostalgia -- especially '70s and '80s-era music -- quickly becomes irritating. It deserves a real tongue-lashing for trying to re-introduce the inexplicable Mr. Mister hit "Kyrie" into the American consciousness.
October 9, 2009
The rhythm's off in this goofy tale of an air-drumming underdog.
October 9, 2009
It's not the rough edges that bother here; it's the desperate attempt to capture Napoleon Dynamite's success by relying on oddball characters and off-the-wall scenarios.
October 9, 2009
Your enjoyment of Adventures of Power will be proportional to your tolerance for the one-joke phenomenon of air drumming.
October 9, 2009
So would-be hip it hurts, Adventures of Power is barely watchable, despite the presence of such pros as Michael McKean and Jane Lynch.
October 8, 2009
Underdog comedy is no Napoleon Dynamite.
October 6, 2009
The film -- despite some successful goofs and a defiantly dorky Phil Collins tribute -- can't quite win for trying.
October 5, 2009
Gold's screenplay is a tad too ambitious for its thin comic premise.
September 17, 2009
Writer/director/actor Ari Gold has made a competent student film that would graduate him from any film school with flying colors--that's to say, here is an example of a filmmaker who hasn't yet begun to find his own voice.
February 1, 2008
With its quirky costume and production design choices, self-indulgent pic gives Wes Anderson haters an easy new target.
January 28, 2008
A pretty agonizing affair.