Mr. Roosevelt Reviews

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October 30, 2018
From the characters to the situations they are placed in, Mr. Roosevelt updates just enough to separate itself from the pack.
September 25, 2018
Wells limns an authentic portrait of a rapidly gentrifying city, down to the thirtysomething cohorts of loafers and tech yuppies who vie for the same turf.
January 19, 2018
There is an articulation of existential conflict here that isn't typical of the films it may look like from a distance.
January 5, 2018
Wells is a talent as a storyteller and as a director with a nice visual touch, and as a screen presence. Emily is wonderful. We like spending time with them. (Noel and Emily, I mean.)
January 3, 2018
What Noel Wells done here with Mr. Roosevelt is not just impressive as a filmmaker, but as a storyteller (and deliverer) she's completely portrayed...a generation.
December 31, 2017
Mr. Roosevelt is indie filmmaking at its finest.
December 29, 2017
After brief stints on "SNL" and "Master of None," Nol Wells has found her true calling - as a filmmaker.
December 19, 2017
[Nol] Wells spirals out from there to capture a snapshot of contemporary life in post-slacker Austin that's both spot-on specific and universally relatable.
December 13, 2017
Wells' first feature is a promising debut behind the camera.
December 1, 2017
... sharply observed, with an endearing quirky sense of humor and a genuine affection for its setting.
November 30, 2017
Wells is more than just a great storyteller. She also has a fantastic cinematic eye, choosing to shoot on good old 35 mm. The warmth of celluloid is no less than a beautiful city like Austin deserves.
November 28, 2017
This film might not blow you away, but it is unique, and it will make you laugh. And ultimately, that's all you really need from an indie comedy.
November 28, 2017
Mr. Roosevelt may be slight, but it's buoyed by Wells's self-deprecating humor.
November 22, 2017
Wells makes a strong impression with "Mr. Roosevelt," showcasing smart observations, a love of cinema, and respect for the growing subgenre of people experiencing emotional meltdowns in Austin.
November 22, 2017
You will no doubt see better demonstrations of craft in other indie comedies this year, but they might not be quite as confident with themselves as this. It takes a certain special something to find levity in dead cats and Spaghetti-Os.
November 21, 2017
Ms. Wells is appealing onscreen and is a smart writer.
November 21, 2017
Even the film's missteps - which are few and far between - only add to its lasting charm.
November 17, 2017
Observant about the comedy/social media culture but transitions to irreverent, whimsical, existential insights.
November 17, 2017
There's little here you haven't seen in other alt.showbiz or modern relationship comedies, but [Noel] Wells makes for a sweet, interestingly self-sabotaging loser and there's a healthy, matter-of-fact sexuality to the piece.
November 17, 2017
The premise of Mr. Roosevelt is pretty slight, but it's filled with funny performances and biting snippets of social commentary.
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