Cyrus Reviews

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September 15, 2010
Cast and crew seem committed to making a simple point: "unhealthily close" relationships can be enriching. And the result is a movie that feels both small and deep.
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.
September 9, 2010
A fresh approach to the relationship comedy that will reward repeat viewings.
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.
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.
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."
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.
July 7, 2010
Nobody can play beaten and amusing better than Reilly, and no one is better at playing broken, accessible beauty than Tomei.
July 2, 2010
Delightfully demented and unique.
July 2, 2010
A movie that melds creepy and comic so seamlessly that almost every laugh is undercut by a cringe.
July 1, 2010
Although Hill certainly has been good in previous roles, this goes beyond what we've seen.
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.
June 25, 2010
The questions here are good; it's the answers that feel like a cheat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 21, 2010
I think all these performances are struggling to fill in the margins here.
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