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Cyrus Reviews

September 8, 2010
Simply by treating these characters as real, with all the uncertainty, emotional baggage and bad decisions that entails, the Duplasses expertly expose the hypocrisy of the airbrushed all-American ideal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 9, 2010
Even at its most troubling, Cyrus is powered by a deep vein of humanism, one that offers hope to even the weirdest among us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 8, 2010
Cyrus is not the jokey, polished production you would expect from its Hollywood cast and LA setting, but audiences who are comfortable with discomfort should find it "funny."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 8, 2010
Cyrus sounds like the sort of comedy in which people end up dropping buckets of paint on each other's heads, but the Duplasses treat the characters and their dilemma with utmost seriousness, a technique that gives the movie its uncomfortably comic vibe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 7, 2010
Nobody can play beaten and amusing better than Reilly, and no one is better at playing broken, accessible beauty than Tomei.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 2, 2010
Delightfully demented and unique.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 2, 2010
A movie that melds creepy and comic so seamlessly that almost every laugh is undercut by a cringe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 1, 2010
Although Hill certainly has been good in previous roles, this goes beyond what we've seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2010
Cyrus stays with you for a while after it's over; like an odd, unexpected party guest who nonetheless leaves an indelible impression.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 1, 2010
The byplay between Reilly and Hill is sublime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 25, 2010
The questions here are good; it's the answers that feel like a cheat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 25, 2010
Jonah Hill delivers a craftier comic performance than anything in his box-office hits, but what really elevates the story above its shticky premise is the combined neuroses of all three characters.
June 24, 2010
The Duplasses are showing how modern Americans think, talk and live.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2010
A comedy of discomfort that walks a wonderful line between reality-based emotional honesty and engaging humor, it demonstrates the good things that happen when quirky independent style combines with top-of-the-line acting skill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2010
The Brothers Duplass find humor and a lot of truth in those moments between spoken words, when the flick of an eyelid, the pulse of a vein or the purse of the lips can betray things that might otherwise not be stated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
June 24, 2010
The movie doesn't eagerly jump from one payoff to another, but attunes itself to nuance, body language and the habitual politeness with which we try to overlook social embarrassment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 21, 2010
I think all these performances are struggling to fill in the margins here.
June 21, 2010
This one's a disappointment, though, even with a valiant A-list cast.
June 18, 2010
The oblique final scene seems intended to leave the viewer in a state of delicious suspense, but it feels more like a frustratingly underwritten limbo.
June 18, 2010
Moment to moment it's miserably enjoyable and true, especially Reilly's turn as a regressed adult who slowly learns to be the man his woman deserves
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 18, 2010
It's outrageous, twisted fun when boy meets girl, plus one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 18, 2010
Cyrus slows down by the end, and even before then it's often too mopey for its own good. But there's an original comic temperament at work here, and that's rare.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
June 18, 2010
...still had me guessing at the final fade, which is something I can't say about any other Hollywood comedy so far this year, and something I wish I could say more often.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 18, 2010
We all have routines, but the characters in Cyrus have complicated systems for dealing with things, and watching them smash into each other is endearing and often hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 18, 2010
What's here is good enough to make you wish the Duplasses had gone even a little further.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 17, 2010
Above all, it deftly captures the ambiguity and absurdity of human relationships. With improvised dialogue and performances that go from uncomfortable to honest, Cyrus is an off-kilter charmer.
June 17, 2010
Cyrus successfully walks the line between dark comedy and scary movie, thanks to the performances by Hill, Reilly, and Tomei, which are uniformly great.
June 17, 2010
I've seldom seen a film in which three intelligent, articulate people make so many penetrating observations about themselves, and address their bizarre situation so directly, without providing, or indeed possessing, the slightest clue...
June 17, 2010
A comedy of discomfort that walks a wonderful line between reality-based emotional honesty and engaging humor, it demonstrates the good things that happen when quirky independent style combines with top-of-the-line acting skill.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2010
This engaging, provocative little movie is a reminder that sometimes the person that scares you most is the person most like you.
June 17, 2010
Once again with the Duplasses, there just isn't enough of anything: not enough funny lines, not enough variation of mood, not enough plot.
Read More | Original Score: C
June 17, 2010
Despite their weird interrelations, these mismatched folks do seem like people you might know for real, the players in another of life's random acts of kinkiness that help to keep our curious species fresh and interesting.
June 16, 2010
Cyrus may on some level be a stunt, yet the Duplasses' slightly sluggish, low-budget, mumblecore style allows this story to flower as both light-fingered lark and drama of suspenseful dysfunction.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 16, 2010
Although the film is labeled a comedy, it hovers on the dark side in so many shadows that it is rarely amusing. Yet it never has the courage to fully explore the havoc a real Oedipus complex can wreak on the lives of real adults.
June 16, 2010
Neither Reilly nor Tomei have ever seemed so effortlessly funny, and whoever thought to cast one of Judd Apatow's regulars as a dysfunctional, disturbed manchild should be dubbed a genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 15, 2010
A freakishly engrossing black comedy about excessively mothered men and the women who enable them.
June 15, 2010
What makes these Duplassian experiments work is the way their characters are willing to share their feelings.
June 15, 2010
Romance and horror of personality don't jell in this skimpy drama.
June 7, 2010
The Duplasses' sensitivity, which is genuine, yields too much tepid relationship-speak, and Marisa Tomei, one of the most appealing actresses in Hollywood, is left with little to play.
January 28, 2010
All the improvised dialogue, herky-jerk camerawork and social discomfort of previous Duplass films is here, along with name actors playing damaged but ultimately human characters.