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The Extra Man Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
My goodness, there's an awful lot of acting going on here.
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 27, 2013
Kevin Kline's tour de force, a performance of uncommon joie de vivre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 20, 2010
The pic becomes too bent out of shape by so many kooks sharing the spotlight.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Karina Montgomery
rec.arts.movies.reviews
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 23, 2010
I did a lot of squirming with this one.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
September 23, 2010
[A] drearily quirky mess.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrew Moraitis
FILMINK (Australia)
September 13, 2010
Too clever for its own good, this film moves abruptly between serious drama and broad comedy.
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 10, 2010
An entertaining kinky kick of a movie, a lightweight delight about dreamers and dilettantes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Thomas
Wisconsin State Journal
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 10, 2010
The Extra Man is a disappointment coming from Berman and Pulcini, whose American Splendor was an imaginative biopic about the late comic-book author Harvey Pekar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
August 27, 2010
As paltry and unsubstantial a film as The Extra Man is, I cannot find it within myself to completely resist its charms. The reason can be summed up in two incandescent words: Kevin Kline.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
August 26, 2010
The movie sags whenever Kline is offscreen, and when he's on screen, his presence and his character take over completely -- something that the filmmakers, and certainly Dano, did not intend.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
August 20, 2010
Dano and Kline are very fine performers. So why is this comedy such a chore? The answer appears to be whimsy overload.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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