Mutual Appreciation Reviews

January 28, 2019
Mutual Appreciation is a crappy-looking film in a tame, undistinctive, messy black-and-white way.
August 24, 2017
If much of what I dislike in Bujalski's filmmaking must be accounted for by my objection to the milieu his films travel in, this shouldn't suggest that the filmmaking itself is anything close to competent.
May 4, 2007
You'll either be bored or fascinated by the Cassavetes-like reality of it all.
May 4, 2007
The grainy, black-and-white look and the characters' ethos dovetail perfectly.
May 4, 2007
Just because you shoot semi-improvised scenes in black-and-white doesn't mean you're the new Jim Jarmusch.
December 8, 2006
Just because it's like real life doesn't mean it's inherently interesting.
December 1, 2006
It certainly doesn't help that these characters just aren't worth a two-hour investment. Unless you're a fan of independent music, there's little chance you'll want to spend that much time with them.
November 10, 2006
Shooting in black-and-white 16mm, Bujalski nods to the pre-Sundance personal cinema of the '50s and '60s. His little circle of pals, though, offers little to outsiders looking in.