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The Man from Elysian Fields Reviews

March 12, 2003
Acting is what sustains the unstable plot lines.
March 1, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
November 14, 2002
The direction, by George Hickenlooper, has no snap to it, no wiseacre crackle or hard-bitten cynicism.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 1, 2002
Pompous and garbled.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 1, 2002
A rare comedy of manners, witty, wicked and worldly, and one of the best movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 31, 2002
Moves in such odd plot directions and descends into such message-mongering moralism that its good qualities are obscured.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 23, 2002
Only the charm and attractiveness of the cast keeps this movie from the remainder bin.
October 18, 2002
May not be perfect but must be given credit for all that it does right.
October 18, 2002
The story's so preposterous that I didn't believe it for a second, despite the best efforts of everyone involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2002
This good-looking, well-acted but sloooow-moving film is a parable, and a rather obvious one at that.
Read More | Original Score: C-
October 18, 2002
One wishes Elysian Fields gave us more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2002
Even as make-believe, Elysian Fields offers a stupefying estrangement from reality.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2002
The actors are appealing, but Elysian Fields is idiotic and absurdly sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 17, 2002
From the get-go, the story remains bogged down in its rather limited morass.
October 17, 2002
Nothing, not a single character, gesture or exchange, rings true. When you think about it, that's some accomplishment.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 17, 2002
Garcia, Coburn and particularly Jagger surprise throughout.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2002
Too many improbabilities and rose-colored situations temper what could've been an impacting film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2002
Jagger the actor is someone you want to see again.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2002
One of those nicely made, well-acted, entertaining pictures that would be sensational if only it didn't suffer from a failure of nerve.
October 7, 2002
It does have wit and sophistication. What it doesn't have is plausibility, so I'm giving this movie thumbs down.
October 4, 2002
It's a listless, predictable effort, occasionally redeemed by witty lines and charismatic performers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 4, 2002
Lasker's canny, meditative script distances sex and love, as Byron and Luther ... realize they can't get no satisfaction without the latter.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 2, 2002
After an hour and a half of wondering -- sometimes amusedly, sometimes impatiently -- just what this strenuously unconventional movie is supposed to be, you discover that the answer is as conventional as can be.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 1, 2002
Full of glib pretensions ... and under the mistaken impression that self-pity is attractive and philandering says nothing about the philanderer.
September 26, 2002
An elegant film with often surprising twists and an intermingling of naiveté and sophistication.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2002
Despite its dry wit and compassion, the film suffers from a philosophical emptiness and maddeningly sedate pacing.
July 30, 2002
The cast ... keeps this pretty watchable, and casting Mick Jagger as director of the escort service was inspired.