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Mental Reviews

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
April 18, 2013
The heart of Hogan's film is in the right place, and Collette is masterful as an agent of anarchy.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 29, 2013
The scenery Down Under looks great and you certainly can't write off a film where Liev Schreiber plays a shark hunter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
March 28, 2013
Writer-director P.J. Hogan may have based "Mental" on an actual incident from his childhood, but the crazy quilt of a movie that resulted feels anything but real.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 28, 2013
"Mental" wildly overplays the kookiness and quirk.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
March 28, 2013
A lot of times, you simply want the jabbering characters to shut up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Marsha McCreadie
Village Voice
March 28, 2013
Mental skewers the easy-on and -off labels of psychiatry, but some sequences, particularly one of "bad dreams," are sophomoric.
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Sam Adams
Time Out
March 26, 2013
Artistic inspiration can be close to madness, but Mental is just plain nuts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter
March 25, 2013
A cuckoo comedy that puts the fun in dysfunctional.
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Richard Kuipers
Variety
March 25, 2013
Much of the humor is driven by a savage near-hatred of everything suburban, which frequently undermines its own effectiveness, and poses a barrier to auds engaging emotionally with the central character.
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
November 13, 2012
Wrong is wrong. And 'Mental' gets it wrong in too many ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5