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Barfly Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
March 17, 2012
Mickey Rourke gives a splendid performance as Bukowski's alter ego, the boozy, offbeat and eccentric writer, and he also brings the best out of Faye Dunaway as his unstable companion.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 13, 2012
As I write about Barfly, I do seem to be talking myself into greater admiration for it, or at least into a sense of welcome design beneath its superficial inertia.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 23, 2010
The first four letters say it all.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
June 5, 2009
Charles Bukowski's semi-autobiographical short story-cum-screenplay is rich fodder for filmmaker Schroeder, who squeezes all the available juice out of it in a sensitively directed film
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 20, 2006
A lowlife seriocomedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2004
An audacious movie about skid-row existentialism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 5, 2004
Captures Bukowski well.
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 27, 2003
Rourke and Dunaway are dynamite
| Original Score: 4/5
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com
August 8, 2002
A terrific little film that features the best performance Mickey Rourke has ever given. It drags you into its world and makes you care about the characters.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 2, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
May 27, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
April 8, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
August 27, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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