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Flakes Reviews

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
December 30, 2010
Quirky, mature hipster comedy is a bit too soggy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
July 24, 2010
Hey Flakes, 1994 called: they want their unshaved, American Spirit-smoking statement on individual artistic potential struggling to survive in a corporate world back
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 17, 2008
The amazing Deschanel once again proves her astonishing ability to exist comfortably within a scene, as well as slightly above it.
Harvey S. Karten
December 24, 2007
A critique of capitalism that's light as a corn flake.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 21, 2007
There are a few sweet moments as the story reaches its unsurprising conclusion. But, all in all, Flakes isn't going to bowl you over.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 21, 2007
Unless you happen to be one yourself, chances are pretty good that you'll take an immediate dislike to the self-satisfied hipsters who populate this disappointing comedy from Heathers director Michael Lehmann.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
December 21, 2007
Minor to the point of barely existing.
Geoff Berkshire
December 20, 2007
There's enough breezy charm on display to make it worth a look on cable, DVD or at a bargain matinee.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
December 20, 2007
The characters Lehmann and company use as generational mouthpieces bear no relation to any people who have ever existed, and they barely work as parody. It's cool to see the old retro cereals on the restaurant shelf, though.
| Original Score: D+
December 20, 2007
While the ghost of a bittersweet 'everyone's a sell-out' moral seems to haunt screenwriters Chris Poche and Karey Kirkpatrick's scruffy little romantic fable, it's buried under layers of forced quirkiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
December 20, 2007
The surprise is how consistently entertaining Flakes is despite the dearth of star power, production value or innovative style.
Kam Williams
December 19, 2007
A disappointingly superficial enterprise, given its undeservedly smug, countercultural airs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 19, 2007
A business course on cutthroat capitalism disguised as a slacker comedy: That's the kindest way to describe Michael Lehmann's Flakes.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Julia Wallace
Village Voice
December 18, 2007
Despite a few good one-liners, the dialogue is overwritten.
Edward Douglas
December 18, 2007
This too-cool-for-school Singles wannabe could have been great, but it never really goes anywhere due to its poor execution
| Original Score: 6/10
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine
December 17, 2007
One look at Aaron Stanford's chain-smoking, long-haired musician in a Hanes t-shirt and you know Flakes wants so badly to be hip.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
March 20, 2007
I hate to be so down on a comedy that comes from so many filmmakers and actors I admire, but this flick's about as satisfying as a bowl of soggy Corn Flakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Drew Toal
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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