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It's Kind of a Funny Story Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
August 15, 2011
Galifianakis [is] able to turn on a dime; balancing his disarming humour with moments of anguished outbreaks. His is one of the best supporting performances of recent memory; equally funny and heartbreaking. If only I could say the same of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
For all its problems, though, the film is easy-going, frequently channels into a sweet-natured tone and is able to raise a few chuckles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
It may not be One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but it's also not Patch Adams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
March 31, 2011
...runs out of steam about half way through but with a likable cast and an interesting setup you'll want to finish what you started.
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 1, 2011
It's also a kind of two-dimensional romance, a kind of flippant look at life on a mental ward, and (...) kind of made me want to give Zach Galifianakis a hug.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
It's Kind of a Funny Story lacks substance, but after you've spent a short time in this ward, you have to agree with Craig: These crazies aren't so bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 27, 2011
The film's central element -- its sensitive exploration of a young teen's emotional confusion -- creates strong audience empathy, however, and gives Fleck and Boden a fertile focus for their signature light-hearted humanist storytelling.
Neil Smith
Total Film
January 26, 2011
Wavering between affecting dramedy and goofy asylum- com, this is an enjoyable but superficial placebo that soft-soaps the realities of psychological disorder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 18, 2011
[A] flimsy, box-ticking quirk fest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 13, 2011
As a self-help sitcom, it feels both glib and icky. Glicky?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
January 12, 2011
In the end, like the instantly-forgettable title, it's kind of neither one thing nor the other and certainly no match for the likes of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest or even Girl, Interrupted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
January 7, 2011
Boden and Fleck expertly negotiate the fine line between sunny optimism and deepest despair, as Craig's emergence into a renewed love for life is offset by the rather different kind of departure that is delicately hinted for another main character.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
January 7, 2011
This boy doesn't need therapy or happy pills but a large slap round the chops.
Peter Bradshaw
January 6, 2011
No it's not. It's kind of a rubbish story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tom Seymour
Little White Lies
January 6, 2011
As disposable as a paper cup and, for such promising directors, a serious regression.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
January 6, 2011
It's a fine teen film - and how often do you see those words in the same sentence?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
January 5, 2011
A pleasant movie, but no more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
January 4, 2011
It kind of isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Singer
December 21, 2010
I'm pretty sure if I'd seen this movie when I was 17, I would have loved it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire
December 7, 2010
In the end, the title of the film contains an irony that may be lost on the filmmakers: this is kind of a funny story, no more, no less.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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