Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon Reviews

October 8, 2015
The movie is an orgy of boomer self-congratulation -- yet it lacks even that movie's ironic notation of how a bastion of white-male privilege managed to pass itself off as radical.
October 8, 2015
Funny like its subject but not nearly as daring.
September 25, 2015
This slapdash effort, bigger on star gossip and seizure-inducing montages of material meant to be studied at leisure, provides almost no context if you're not already in the know.
September 25, 2015
If only Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead was a fraction as intelligent or entertaining as its subject.
September 22, 2015
It's dispiriting that a film about a humor magazine that broke and rebuilt the forms of both humor and magazines is itself so staid - and so lacking in sociologic sweep.
September 20, 2015
It mistakes touch-and-go navel-gazing for comprehension, as if speaking to as many subjects as possible produces an inherently compelling take.
June 24, 2015
Whiplash-inducing. Considering all the scenes of the staff working in a pot haze, the filmmakers might have benefited from taking a hit or several.
April 17, 2015
Talking heads, rock n' roll spirit, and animated elements of the magazine come to life in comedic form. There's certainly nothing wrong with this approach, but it's certainly becoming formulaic.