The Extra Man Reviews

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October 25, 2019
Extra Man's superfluous oddities threaten to obscure its peculiar charms.
January 11, 2018
But there's a level of humanity lacking at the center of all that forced quirkiness. These characters don't feel like people so much as harsh, animated bundles of affectations. It's lonely in there.
April 28, 2015
My goodness, there's an awful lot of acting going on here.
January 27, 2013
Kevin Kline's tour de force, a performance of uncommon joie de vivre.
November 24, 2011
April 19, 2011
A typical Sundance type comedy that confuses quirkiness with humor. Needless to say, it stars Paul Dano in his typically weird character role. A totally annoying film.
February 23, 2011
Belly laughs are few and far between but the overarching tone of silliness deftly underscored by the human experience makes for a largely fulfilling cinematic experience.
January 31, 2011
December 30, 2010
Kevin Kline, who has a gift for this kind of characterization, heads up a talented trio of actors, all playing extremely quirky characters who are borderline pathological, but funny and harmless.
December 20, 2010
The pic becomes too bent out of shape by so many kooks sharing the spotlight.
October 1, 2010
Harrison's life is a quest only for pleasure, and Kline and Dano definitely provide it, even if their arc is short and shallow. See it for Kevin.
September 23, 2010
I did a lot of squirming with this one.
September 23, 2010
[A] drearily quirky mess.
September 23, 2010
I loved Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's The Extra Man, but it's not going to be to everyone's liking.
September 20, 2010
The episodic script is all verve and no wit, a relentless tribute to nonconformity that starts to exhaust its goofiness after the first hour.
September 17, 2010
While directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini are busy tipping their caps to their favorite literary figures, they seem to forget their obligation to good movie-making.
September 13, 2010
Too clever for its own good, this film moves abruptly between serious drama and broad comedy.
September 10, 2010
...so full of improbabilities (you begin to wonder if anyone connected with the film has actually been to New York) that the whole experience just becomes wearying.
September 10, 2010
An entertaining kinky kick of a movie, a lightweight delight about dreamers and dilettantes.
September 10, 2010
"Extra Man" is a loving ode to the eccentrics of New York, and a wish that even in today's Disneyfied Manhattan, the city will always make room for the weirdos, too.
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