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Danny Deckchair Reviews

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September 9, 2004
Nothing more than the same rom-com clichés you've seen a thousand times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 27, 2004
A splendid movie while its hero is preparing for his flight and actually experiencing it, but it's not nearly as interesting once he descends to earth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 10, 2004
The limp movie seems to be an attempt by an Australian to mimic a bad American romantic comedy, and, unfortunately, he succeeds admirably.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2004
Like its hero, the film has nary a mean-spirited bone. Only like Danny, it's a rather slight body.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 12, 2004
Balsmeyer can't seem to make up his mind whether he's making a gentle romantic comedy with heartfelt trimmings, or a full-court Aussie farce.
August 26, 2004
Despite the soaring novelty of Danny's getaway, and despite the unfailing, scruffy sweetness Ifans brings to every scene, writer-director Jeff Balsmeyer borrows too heavily from other films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 2, 2004
A thin premise.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2004
Can a movie be lighter than helium? Danny Deckchair proves that conclusively
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2004
It's no "Without A Paddle" but 100 minutes of my life was blown away.
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August 24, 2004
[U]nfortunately, Rhys Ifans is miscast in the role of the Jimmy Stewart character
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 11, 2004
Balsmeyer's script never gets sharp enough -- particularly when it comes to the rather questionable character of Danny himself.
August 11, 2004
What starts off as a spin on The Wizard of Oz turns into one of those Frank Capra-esque excursions into candy land populism with its windy homilies about 'nobodies' like Danny finding their inner 'somebodies.'
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2004
What you might call conditional whimsy, predicated on the audience overlooking so many plot implausibilities that it might get tuckered out from all the charity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2004
an unchallenging romantic comedy that begins with its quirky character's balloon-and-chair experiment but never flies as high as the film's leading man
| Original Score: 2.5/5
October 31, 2004
[Jeff Balsmeyer's] playing it safe causes this beautiful opportunity of a film to crash just when it seems destined for the stratosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 3, 2004
Climbs to a magical high halfway through, then spends the rest of its time in an easy chair.
August 13, 2004
There's absolutely no energy to this cliché-ridden mix of familiar media satire and feeble romantic comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
August 17, 2004
In Balsmeyer's hands, Danny's story comes to seem every bit as awkward as the character himself, and the movie, like the balloon ride that inspired it, ultimately falls flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 10, 2004
Unevenly pitched somewhere between a straight-faced Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and a magical realist Big Fish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 11, 2004
Hail globalism: Sweet, dumb American movies can now be made anywhere in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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