Multiple Sarcasms Reviews

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Top Critic
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
May 6, 2010
Multiple Sarcasms has a way of creatively meandering into unexpected pockets of comedy and poignancy, heading toward some kind of eventual grace, a little like real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com
August 14, 2010
The filmmaking, acting and the soundtrack are adequate, but the main character is such an unlikable lead that while the film is entertaining, it's hard to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 27, 2010
A tedious and unappealing portrait of the obsession of a middle-age architect to write a play.
| Original Score: .5/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
May 22, 2010
The simplistic philosophy and cast of characters out of Hollywood's bag of cliches are bad enough, but do we have to be confronted with women's female problems, too?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 20, 2010
Might serve a useful therapeutic function for its writer-director, but for the rest of us the exercise in self-examination will have a much less beneficial effect, unless you suffer from insomnia.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
May 13, 2010
An hour-and-a-half mopefest so complete that by the end of it, you want to give Hutton's character a smack in the face and tell him to stop whining, already.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
May 10, 2010
So-so, light tale of a successful New York architect who endangers his comfortable, conventional life to navel-gaze and write a play provides some moments for the always watchable Timothy Hutton. But there's not much else to watch.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 7, 2010
Why devote a single moment of your time to listening to his character, Gabriel Richmond, bellyache ad nauseam about having everything and still being miserable?
| Original Score: 2/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
May 7, 2010
An often uneven, inorganic drama centered around a dull, tediously narcissistic character who's as irritating as nails on a chalkboard.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.79/10
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 7, 2010
First-time filmmaker Brooks Branch underutilizes an estimable cast...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
May 7, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michelle Orange
Movieline
May 7, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2010
Multiple Sarcasms is Woody Allen lite -- there's a lot of introspective fumbling around and intellectual foreplay. But in the end, instead of a satisfying climax, it feels like someone is faking it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 6, 2010
Multiple Sarcasms is a terrible title for a movie. And it's even worse for a movie that's got some other serious problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
May 6, 2010
From the jokes about Hutton overreacting to his daughter's menstruation to the comic ruminations about the relative attractiveness of genitalia, Multiple Sarcasms often plays like a bad stand-up routine dramatized by serious actors.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Aaron Hillis
Time Out
May 5, 2010
This hoary midlife-crisis tale is watchable solely for its reliable cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
May 4, 2010
Thematically and artistically, Multiple Sarcasms has multiple personalities.
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Brian Miller
Village Voice
May 4, 2010
A vanity production by Branch, previously a studio branding consultant, it's the kind of odious, self-validating wish fulfillment that actually makes you appreciate the more generous self-absorption of Henry Jaglom films.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 3, 2010
The meaning of Multiple Sarcasms's title is a mystery, but then, so are many things in Brooks Branch's film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
April 15, 2010
Timothy Hutton's fine, loose-limbed perf as a man adrift lifts Multiple Sarcasms, frosh scribe-helmer Brooks Branch's male menopause apologia, out of cliche-ridden territory -- at least temporarily.
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