Baghead Reviews

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January 31, 2021
The low-fi production only offers up low-fi thrills, but the interaction of the characters is natural and interesting enough to earn Baghead a recommendation.
February 6, 2018
It's the movie's seeming lack of structure that keeps us off-guard, and that's what makes the whole messy enterprise so genially compelling.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
September 7, 2011
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.
January 24, 2010 intriguing premise that's employed to predictably subdued effect by the Duplass brothers...
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.
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.
July 5, 2009
Baghead delivers more scares with its paper masked stalker than Jason and Michael Myers combined in their respective reboots.
October 18, 2008
A wildly funny parody of low-budget horror cinema.
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.
October 18, 2008
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.
September 11, 2008
I want to shout, not mumble, that the Duplasses are a couple of the most promising filmmakers out there.
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.
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.
August 23, 2008
Alternately hilarious, subtly sinister, and finally poignant, Baghead is not quite like any other film in memory.
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.
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