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Haiku Tunnel Reviews

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 14, 2001
Watching a guy not mail 17 very important letters for sequence after sequence makes you want to conspire with his boss to have Josh accidentally electrocuted by office machinery.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 8, 2001
Nothing but a boring, amateurish vanity production.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 15, 2001
It starts off disarming and charming but grows tedious in its fastidious attention to meaningless details.
Rob Blackwelder
September 13, 2001
Eventually becomes less like a comedy and more like a guy working out his neuroses in front of a camera while we pay $8 to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 14, 2002
There's just not enough of a story for this to be a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Mike Clark
USA Today
September 13, 2001
It wouldn't seem very funny even if 1999's Office Space ... didn't exceedingly outpace it in laughs.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 13, 2001
Almost from the beginning, it's obvious that Haiku Tunnel is a 40-minute short that imagines itself as a feature film.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
September 20, 2001
A funny movie, but like 'Josh' himself, it's too self-absorbed, and maybe too nice, for its own good.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 27, 2001
As 'Josh's' story wears on, so does one's patience.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
September 28, 2001
Josh becomes increasingly distraught and depressed, but not nearly as much as the poor people watching the movie.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
October 18, 2001
Kornbluth is funny, but not funny enough to carry his feature comedy.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
September 30, 2001
If I want to watch a neurotic Jewish guy throw quips at the screen, I'll take Woody Allen in New York City over Josh Kornbluth in San Francisco any day. (Brief) case closed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
August 29, 2001
Without Woody Allen in the cast, this movie is afflicted with tunnel vision.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Dave White
September 13, 2001
There is one funny moment in this movie.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
September 14, 2001
Amazingly amateurish, the film lands wide of satirical targets that should be impossible to miss.
| Original Score: 0/4
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
September 14, 2001
Simultaneously admirable and somewhat tedious; you want to like it, but it's tough because it is a curiously flat enterprise.
Rod Armstrong
September 14, 2001
It's only occasionally funny, it's exceedingly aimless, and the newly added subsidiary personalities have no substance.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
There are far too many stretches where Josh is simply carried away with being Josh, and we are not particularly amused.
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 4, 2001
This story of a temp worker who panics when offered a chance to 'go perm' has a unique comic vision.
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