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Clear History Reviews

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
August 14, 2013
It will take only a few minutes of Clear History... not only to "forgive" David for repeating himself but to thank him for reminding us why we miss Curb Your Enthusiasm and hope it comes back soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hank Stuever
Washington Post
August 12, 2013
[It] has a nice, confident and well-edited breeze to it (including a lot of jokes about the band Chicago), with a fun cast that includes standout riffs from Michael Keaton, Danny McBride and Eva Mendes.
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Dorothy Rabinowitz
Wall Street Journal
August 12, 2013
A wonderfully diverting film with Mr. David at his abrasive best.
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Robert Bianco
USA Today
August 12, 2013
If you're a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, think of this as an extended version of Curb. If you're not, History will not convert you.
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Laura Bennett
The New Republic
August 12, 2013
Clear History was improvised from 35 pages of script. "You are such an asshole!" one Vineyard resident tells Flomm, which is the movie's main revelation.
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Matthew Gilbert
Boston Globe
August 9, 2013
Even if you do like David's shtick, as I do, you have no business here.
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Ed Bark
Uncle Barky
August 8, 2013
Clear History is amusing enough to pull a viewer through it, although those who haven't yet acquired a taste for Curb might find it the equivalent of a pricey two-drink minimum without enough payback.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Willa Paskin
Slate
August 8, 2013
As the movie proceeds, it gains traction, first as a kind of pleasant alt-Woody Allen vehicle... and then as a well-modulated morality play.
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 8, 2013
Despite a number of funny lines sprinkled through the script, this History isn't very memorable.
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Brian Lowry
Variety
August 7, 2013
It's hard to fault HBO for letting him indulge in this flight of fancy, particularly given all the marquee names he attracts. Still, without an ability to focus those appetites, Clear History yields the occasional chuckle, but somewhat curbed enthusiasm.
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Linda Stasi
New York Post
August 1, 2013
Clear History is so funny it made me want to order up some Palestinian chicken.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4