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Cyrus Reviews

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Steve Newall
Flicks.co.nz
October 28, 2010
Cred points are on offer from the film's observational/improvisational style that bros Duplass bring along with them, but they've neglected the most important part - making the film interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John DeVore
Premiere Magazine
June 17, 2010
It wants to be a serious movie about relationships, but it also has a responsibility to the boxoffice, so at times it reaches for an outrageousness that betrays its attempts at humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
June 18, 2010
Cyrus is strong enough to free them from their tiny corner of deep-indie cinema. But today's films have so little interest in exploring character that it's worth lamenting when one of the last champions of character specificity undershoots the target.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
June 21, 2010
This one's a disappointment, though, even with a valiant A-list cast.
Leo Robson
Financial Times
September 9, 2010
This film has its admirers, but I found it not-quite-funny, not-quite-insightful, and altogether oddly weighted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
July 15, 2010
As a romantic comedy, Cyrus ranks just ahead of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 21, 2010
Never amounts to anything more than a limp drizzle of well-that's-awkward improv
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
July 2, 2010
With a half-baked story involving characters that deserve more exploration than is offered, and a third act that folds in on itself like John C. Reilly's forehead, the film ultimately disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 18, 2010
Despite their indie cred, the Duplasses are mainstream, hence the movie's status quo finish. "Cyrus" is more finely tuned than their earlier movies ("The Puffy Chair, Baghead), but it shares a similar, almost aggressive lack of ambition.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 13, 2010
"Third-act failure" hobbles what could have been a rewarding black, or at least dark, comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jen Yamato
Movies.com
June 18, 2010
Cyrus begins to feel exactly like all those indie movies we desperately hoped it wouldn't turn out to be like -- quirky, talky, and yawn-inducingly familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Steve Rose
Guardian
September 9, 2010
Instead of all-out family farce, this goes for naturalistic acting and wry observation, and doesn't quite give us enough of anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
June 25, 2010
a movie caught in some weird, in between place that makes the viewer feel a bit icky inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
June 19, 2010
Too sunny, and too kind, to be classified as a black comedy, Cyrus chooses tidiness and warmth over any truly biting message or frank appraisal of its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 43/100
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 12, 2010
[M]ore of the same old sh*t roughed up around the edges to disguise its utter tediousness and depressing conventionality.... [D]reary and pointless...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 5, 2010
Lacks energy and seems more creepy than funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
December 21, 2010
... has the dubious distinction of being the first mumblecore comedy to come out of a major studio, complete with an A-list cast.
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
June 21, 2010
I think all these performances are struggling to fill in the margins here.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 24, 2010
It's too slack to shock. The film has its moments, but it shows the Duplasses poised on the edge of the big time with nothing to say and no real interest in risk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
July 8, 2010
This could have been a killer black comedy without a whole lot of rewriting, but the Duplasses opted for the awkward social comedy that doesn't deliver the consistent laughs one might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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