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Kabluey Reviews

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Hey, ever wonder about the secret lives of those guys dancing around in the Subway sandwich outfits in 100-degree summer heat, and all that brought them to that point? Then Kabluey might be for you.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mark Bourne
February 2, 2009
...a low-key comedy perfectly tuned for our times.
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Dennis Harvey
October 18, 2008
Short on substance, despite a watchable supporting cast and an amiable overall tenor.
Christopher Null
September 29, 2008
an anthem for hard times
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
September 16, 2008
Kabluey nearly implodes in the opening moments but swiftly finds its footing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Mohan
August 22, 2008
An impressive debut both on screen and off.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Orndorf
August 12, 2008
Prendergast doesn't chase alternative statements, he wants to make people laugh, and Kabluey is one of the more inventive, invigorating productions to come out of the industry's lonely right field.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Emily S. Mendel
August 1, 2008
This heartfelt film, though a bit uneven, is touching most of the time, funny some of the time, but always original and appealing.
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
August 1, 2008
While it borrows from obvious sources, Kabluey eventually comes into its own as a wacky commentary on the state of America in the fifth year of the Iraq war.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
July 25, 2008
Quirky and undisturbed, unaffected and unaffecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
July 14, 2008
Dramedy with mature themes is light on substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
July 14, 2008
Subtle, strange and off-kilter without becoming self-consciously quirky.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2008
A dark piece of whimsy that enchants and befuddles in equal measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
July 10, 2008
In costume and character, Prendergast is a little funny and more than a little sad. So is the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 10, 2008
Kabluey, which has no discernible political agenda, is wildly uneven and often seems like a short stretched to feature length. But it's also kind of oddly endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
July 10, 2008
If it comes to your city, be sure to check out one of the lost gems of the year.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 10, 2008
The funniest movie I've seen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
July 10, 2008
The Austin-shot movie catches the nation's mood of economic anxiety and workplace exploitation more pungently than anything else in theaters.
July 10, 2008
An offbeat a comedy of discomfort.
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
July 7, 2008
The filmmakers here not only disguise what they would like to say about the long-waged war, they obscure the message, leaving one with not much more than a few brief glimpses of the war's effects amidst a number of quirky distractions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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