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Everybody's Famous! Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 19, 2001
The movie ... was one of this year's Oscar nominees for best foreign film, leading one to wonder what films were passed over to make room for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 19, 2001
Synthetic, bubble-headed.
Frank Ochieng
November 2, 2001
Everybody's Famous! starts out as a triumphant commentary on what it takes to achieve celebrity and the wealth it promises. But as the film progresses, it becomes wildly tedious and wacky.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
July 5, 2001
Its arc is as easy to forecast as its soundtrack is tiresome.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 27, 2001
A funny idea in search of a funny execution.
| Original Score: C-
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
July 26, 2001
Who in the world is in charge of foreign film Oscar nominations? And what hints of greatness did they see in this artlessly benign little comedy?
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
November 17, 2001
| Original Score: 65/100
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
November 14, 2001
With so many great documentaries and foreign films each year, why does the Academy so often come up with second-rate choices in these two categories?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
July 5, 2001
Between its tired, cliche-ridden target and its cast of tiresome characters, a better title for this Belgian import would have been Everybody's Fatuous!
Dave Kehr
July 5, 2001
An odd combination of sentimentality and cynicism.
Dave White
July 5, 2001
It's exactly the kind of artless, Indiewood snuggle-fest that wants audiences to buy tickets as if they've never seen a 'feel-good' movie before.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 5, 2001
This pathetic shaggy-dog tale is a picture only a mother could love.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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David Germain
Associated Press
July 6, 2001
Deruddere seems intent on indicting the television culture for promoting unrealistic hopes of stardom, but the film ultimately embraces the medium as a means of self-fulfillment.
Pam Grady
July 6, 2001
Too gooey at the center to rate as a satire.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 16, 2001
A movie that aspires to be Muriel's Wedding and can't muster the proper wacky fraudulence to achieve that goal is a sad spectacle indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
July 27, 2001
Often loses focus and wanders, unsure of where it wants to go.
Kim Morgan
July 27, 2001
Writer-director Deruddere pads his cynicism with sugar. The mixture doesn't work.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
July 27, 2001
Perky but spineless.
Tom Sander
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 27, 2001
The performances are ... flat, unfunny and uninvolving.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 2, 2001
Deruddere muddles the film by not allowing much variation in mood.
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