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Multiple Sarcasms Reviews

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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
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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.
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Ronnie Scheib
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.