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Baghead Reviews

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Edward Crouse
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010
Something [that] is both impressive and thrifty is Jay and Mark Duplass' Baghead, unquestionably the most inventive horror film in years -- one that puts character first and genre expectations last.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 24, 2010 intriguing premise that's employed to predictably subdued effect by the Duplass brothers...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
There are some humorous and touching moments in Baghead, but the actors lack the finesse needed to make us really feel for their characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike Scott
August 14, 2009
That documentary-like naturalism might be a bit much for some viewers, but Baghead is still an intriguing film, as the Duplass brothers construct genuine suspense while toying with their audience's expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
July 5, 2009
Baghead delivers more scares with its paper masked stalker than Jason and Michael Myers combined in their respective reboots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David D'Arcy
Screen International
October 18, 2008
A wildly funny parody of low-budget horror cinema.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
Just when you think the film is about to zig, it zags and heads another direction. And it's smart enough to cut things short before it wears out its welcome and before it gets too predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

National Post
October 18, 2008
| Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 19, 2008
Alternately funny and scary, 'Baghead' suggests that 'The Blair Witch Project' may be as responsible for mumblecore as any of the self-consciously anti-commercial movies that usually are credited with jump-starting the trend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 11, 2008
I want to shout, not mumble, that the Duplasses are a couple of the most promising filmmakers out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 4, 2008
Baghead is best in its first half, when it's just about a group of four friends trying to escape the ruts their lives have become.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 29, 2008
A refreshingly brisk and modest salvo from the American independent film front, proving there's still interesting life in the scruffy, shot-on-video genre.
| Original Score: 3/4
Dustin Putman
August 23, 2008
Alternately hilarious, subtly sinister, and finally poignant, Baghead is not quite like any other film in memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
August 21, 2008
Baghead is at its best when it captures the subtleties of romantic machinations, macho power plays and the indignity of women aging in Hollywood.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 15, 2008
The coda, even if it doesn't wholly work, should have some sobering lessons for would-be filmmakers who see this. Kids, try this at home.
| Original Score: 3/5
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
August 8, 2008
Baghead is at once a terrifically smart and scary piece of entertainment, an embodiment of the mumblecore aesthetic, and a sly commentary on the challenges aspiring and independent filmmakers face in finding an audience for their work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 8, 2008
he brothers Duplass have a knack for the to-and-fro of modern relationships. Their horror sense is less acute, but at least they understand that when the budget is low, it's best to keep the villain in the shadows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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