Multiple Sarcasms Reviews

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.
May 27, 2010
A tedious and unappealing portrait of the obsession of a middle-age architect to write a play.
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?
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.
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.
May 11, 2010
It doesn't help that Hutton's performance is strictly one note. I kept waiting for him to find the man's depths, to give me an understanding into his malaise that I could relate to and understand.
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.
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?
May 7, 2010
An often uneven, inorganic drama centered around a dull, tediously narcissistic character who's as irritating as nails on a chalkboard.
May 7, 2010
First-time filmmaker Brooks Branch underutilizes an estimable cast...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
May 5, 2010
This hoary midlife-crisis tale is watchable solely for its reliable cast.
May 4, 2010
Thematically and artistically, Multiple Sarcasms has multiple personalities.
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.
May 3, 2010
The meaning of Multiple Sarcasms's title is a mystery, but then, so are many things in Brooks Branch's film.