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I think I chuckled about three times ...
There is little that is worse than satire that tiptoes around its subject, as if risking offense were a sin.
The film employs and immediately squanders the talents of legitimate comedy all-stars Amy Ryan, Danny McBride, Jemaine Clement and Will Forte.
Even with the likes of Amy Ryan and Will Forte providing capable backup, it all grows ancient, fast.
There is a redemptive message in Verdean's eventual downfall but it's mostly lost in a storyline that tries way too hard to be outlandish.
There is an absence of meanness in the Hesses' comic worldview that makes their films almost impossible to dislike.
Rockwell is an inexplicable blank in the middle of what I can only assume was meant to be an absurd comedy.
Should have been broader, should have been funnier. Did they lose their nerve?
There are some scattered laughs, but considering its broad targets, the film is too detached from reality to consistently hit the mark.
"Don Verdean" could be more sharp, more focused, and it's easy to be disappointed by the film's low ambitions.
Don Verdean may only appeal to hardcore Hess fans-anyone else will likely never once crack even a smile.
A poor attempt to spoof evangelicals and their mindless, desperate followers.
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