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Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
March 5, 2007
Here, getting there is all the fun, and this flick is stocked with laughs galore, all at the expense of the most clueless loser since Napoleon Dynamite.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Cornelius
October 11, 2006
It's so very easy to love Film Geek, especially if you are one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
August 28, 2006
Amusing (and, at 72 minutes, in and out of there fast), with a diabolically dweeby performance by Melik Malkasian.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
August 21, 2006
Film Geek" is a Rorschach test for movie buffs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Null
August 1, 2006
there's enough magic here to merit a viewing or two.
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
May 3, 2006
For people who know their cinema, I recommend FILM GEEK not just as a comedy, but a cautionary tale as well.
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
March 30, 2006
Detailed in its affectionate mockery, the film captures the social isolation that befalls guys like Scotty but understates their own complicity on it.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
February 21, 2006
On its own terms and for that small audience it owns, the film delivers.
D.K. Holm
February 15, 2006
Film Geek is a delightful, sad, witty, scorchingly satirical film about movie buffs.
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Jan Stuart
February 15, 2006
As played by Melik Malkasian with Pee-Wee Herman-y chirpiness, you feel for him as you would any out-of-it sibling who seems beyond help.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 15, 2006
Perceptively hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 10, 2006
The film looks like it cost 10 cents, but a lot of the jokes are gold. Hollywood, take notice of writer-director James Westby.
| Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
January 14, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Marc Mohan
January 13, 2006
Westby makes excellent use of Portland locations and cinematic references to make Film Geek a mostly spot-on, sometimes hilarious character study.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
| Original Score: 2/5
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle
May 13, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
February 24, 2006
Westby's escapist fantasy's happy ending falls short of a meaningful message in spite of a rib-tickling individual effort by lead Melik Malkasian.
| Original Score: 6/10
February 10, 2006
Westby's sympathy for the Scottys of the world is evident, but like them he doesn't always know how to put his best face forward.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 10, 2006
The film's press notes proudly observe that both Westby and Quentin Tarantino spent time soaking up celluloid while working at video stores. Which means they have exactly one thing in common.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Dana Stevens
New York Times
February 9, 2006
Film Geek has a likable premise and a pleasantly homemade indie feel. Unfortunately, its lead character is so irritating you want to get away from him.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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