Mister America Reviews

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July 27, 2020
This is cringey comedy, and the cringe factor is taken up a few notches in this narrative spinoff.
February 28, 2020
To anyone who doesn't find this to their taste, this can be weird, if not outright alienating. For those who can appreciate it, this is an unquestionable masterpiece.
November 19, 2019
If Heidecker's not holding a mirror up to our idiocy Borat-style, there's no mistaking the echoes in a thin-skinned, name-calling brute elbowing his way onto political center stage for the ugliest reasons.
November 14, 2019
There's no additional wit here, no insider perspective and no investment in character. Most of what we're presented with was improvised and that's what it looks like -- a small group of not particularly charismatic actors winging it.
October 18, 2019
At best, it plays like a bizarro version of The War Room.
October 10, 2019
Mister America does provide the most succinct summation thus far of the On Cinema mythology, even if it can't quite approximate the experience of the show itself.
October 10, 2019
The film means to deride that power through representation and succeeds -- but too well, both for its own good and the good of the audience.
October 10, 2019
This ever-growing mythology is impressive, creating a satirical monster that continues to grow more and more tentacles while cleverly lambasting one topic after another.
October 9, 2019
Running only a little shorter than the average season of On Cinema At The Cinema, it's never as cringe-inducingly funny or inventive as the webseries that spawned it.
October 9, 2019
The long and circuitous narrative history of the so-called OCU weighs heavily on Eric Notarnicola's film.
October 9, 2019
Prolific actor-comedian-musician Tim Heidecker may have a sizable cult following but it's doubtful he'll find many new fans with his latest effort, the tedious and laugh-free mockumentary "Mister America."
October 9, 2019
If nothing else, Mister America cements Tim Heidecker as one of our more unique and uncompromising comic visionaries.
October 9, 2019
You're either on board with Tim Heidecker and his style or you're not. Here, I was not. Frankly, the film is just not funny at all.
October 9, 2019
Heidecker's comedy thrives in the liminal space between what's supposed to be funny and what's not, and the one thing he can't afford to do is stop to explain the joke.
October 9, 2019
Not too long into this movie ... one realizes that the filmmakers don't have much to say about the character ... or politics.
October 9, 2019
Mister America ambles through two overlapped realities (On Cinema's and our own) and reveals a pathos that makes its dry political comedy accessible beyond an ingrained fanbase, if not poignant.
October 9, 2019
While it's humorous and entertaining throughout, Mister America is a tremendous victory for Heidecker, Turkington, and On Cinema fans for its existence alone.
October 8, 2019
A witless, one-note political satire whose deficiencies are even more glaring when such humor feels entirely redundant to our current state of affairs.
October 8, 2019
Mister America succeeds in unexpected ways by centering humanity and heart amidst the sarcasm and misanthropy.
October 8, 2019
Mister America aims for the acerbic pitch of a '70s alternative political farce like The Candidate, but the parting feeling is that it's just an overdeveloped ramble.
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