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Overnight Reviews

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May 10, 2008
Duffy's story is a potentially notable one, but this documentary's amateur production values and the man's grating personality make it not-so-enjoyable watching.
November 11, 2004
Smith and Montana's film suffers, ironically, for being told from a point of view too inside the action.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 2, 2004
The caustic cautionary tale of overnight success sabotaged by vanity and arrogance is perversely fascinating, to be sure, but blunt and ineloquent.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 9, 2004
Even a Slobodan like Weinstein would find Duffy's feature-length monologue grim going.
November 10, 2004
This documentary tells the story of Troy Duffy, a bartender in Los Angeles who became a minor celebrity when Miramax offered him $1 million for a screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 11, 2004
If you're curious, you can rent The Boondock Saints on video, without stirring the embers of Duffy's ego.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 10, 2004
Audiences may reasonably wonder why they're being asked to spend time with Duffy. It's not an easy question to answer.
Read More | Original Score: C+
December 17, 2004
While the film follows Duffy's business disasters and blusterings, it never really offers much depth on either its central subject or his posse.
Read More | Original Score: C+
July 1, 2005
...plays out like an 82-minute attack on [Troy Duffy] by a couple of exceedingly bitter ex-colleagues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 20, 2004
Watching a guy who thinks he can do no wrong behave badly for 82 minutes is tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 10, 2004
So it's a happy ending, then: The obnoxious creep gets smacked down in public. The trouble is, to get that warm feeling, you have to spend time with Duffy.
December 15, 2004
A cautionary time excursion into another standard-issue rise and fall scenario, about making movies and recording albums.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 11, 2004
Even as a tragic hero, Duffy's a bully and a bore.
January 6, 2005
Overnight is the hard-to-watch story of a filmmaker/musician who is so unlikable that his ultimate failure seems like a happy ending.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 7, 2005
In their rush to give Duffy his comeuppance, the filmmakers barrel past their movie's real potential, which could have been a blistering exposť of Hollywood's bandwagon mentality.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 5, 2005
For whatever reasons -- rights issues, personal promises, fear of legal retaliation -- we only catch glimpses of some of the more important moments in this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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April 20, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 18, 2004
In answer to Troy Duffy's question, "Who is this idiot Jerry Bruckheimer?", he's the guy opening National Treasure opposite your spectacularly documented flameout.
January 7, 2005
The story of the neither late nor great Troy Duffy would make the perfect film-school graduation gift.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2005
funny and mean
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B-
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