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Baghead Reviews

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 18, 2008
The truth eventually comes out, as it must, and it's not exactly a stunner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
August 8, 2008
Too bad the characters are so rote. The women are almost nonentities, and the bond between the men borders on the maudlin. The actors are often better than their lines.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 8, 2008
When the origami model of the plot finally unfolds, and the well-justified surprises are disclosed, there are still a couple of revelations up the Duplass brothers' sleeves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 8, 2008
Even in the spookiest woods in the dead of night, there will be no difficulty figuring this one out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 8, 2008
Although the final act telegraphs the endgame a little too obviously, Baghead is nevertheless a late summer treat.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2008
The problem with Baghead isn't that it's cheaply made but that it's sloppily composed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 1, 2008
Keep your eyes open, and there are lots of other, subtler things going on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2008
The movie's cheap, it's clever -- it's even a little scary in places.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2008
A raw, wickedly clever comedy that also includes moments of genuine terror.
August 1, 2008
He [baghead] is obviously simply a device to make the movie long enough to qualify as a feature, and the denouement will be one of stunning underwhelmingness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 28, 2008
A funny, scary send-up of filmmakers.
July 25, 2008
The movie's concern with its characters' shifting alliances and petty vanities also evokes early John Sayles and, at times, Eric Rohmer.
July 25, 2008
A very short and cheerfully scruffy comedy-thriller by the Duplass brothers.
July 25, 2008
I want to persuade you to see Baghead, but I don't want to overhype it, because in many ways it's a delicate construction best served as a surprise.
July 25, 2008
Satire, you see, requires the sort of artistic discipline that is anathema to mumblecore filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 25, 2008
While the acting is uneven and the focus wavers, the Duplasses take several well-aimed potshots at their bloated industry.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2008
Delightfully unpredictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2008
The semi-improvised performances, which seem so natural that it is tempting to confuse the actors with their characters, bring Baghead into the realm of group therapy observed through one-way glass.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 24, 2008
Much of the fun of Baghead is that it's unclassifiable, by turns a movie-movie lark, an Eric Rohmer-like relationship comedy, and a surprisingly effective Friday The 13th kids-in-the-woods slasher film.
Read More | Original Score: B+
July 24, 2008
It's entertaining, often funny and ultimately endearing, thanks mainly to its ensemble cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 24, 2008
You're never quite sure if you're supposed to laugh or shudder, which is saying a lot at a time when most movies drop their seventh veil before the trailer has even come to an end.
July 23, 2008
It's an indie about indies -- meta, right? But also mighty effective if you're into idle, drunken chit-chat about getting laid while waiting out the bogeyman in the bushes.
July 21, 2008
Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass, it's very broad, but the satire -- and its attendant babble -- actually heightens the scares.
June 23, 2008
The balance is weighted in favor of character-based laughs rather than scares, but the deadpan tone is maintained throughout
June 16, 2008
It's very funny, it's smart, and it could be really scary. And it really has some nice performances as well.
June 13, 2008
The directors like dissonant relationships: Here, their spectacularly self-absorbed protagonists step on each other, jockeying first for position and ultimately for survival.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
June 13, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 28, 2008
[A] clever insider's riff about life on the lo-fi end of the indie spectrum.