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I'm Reed Fish Reviews

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 27, 2007
Sundance homilies and truisms are encased in a meta frame in I'm Reed Fish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 1, 2007
The movie, which looks like it was made on the cheapest camera borrowed from the A/V club, was apparently based on the experience of its writer, Reed Fish, who should either await more interesting experiences or work up some imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Kid-friendly rom-com lures but doesn't hook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Charles Petersen
Village Voice
May 29, 2007
Add a bunch of indie bands, find a Braff look-alike (Jay Baruchel) to play the lead, top it off with some obscure animal hybrid -- a zorse instead of a liger -- and you've got writer Reed Fish's can't-fail debut.
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle
June 8, 2007
Perhaps in more experienced hands, this self-reflection could achieve insight, but as director Adler's first feature and Fish's first produced screenplay, this mess was better left inside the writer's head.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
June 4, 2007
Filled with painfully awkward men with painfully bad haircuts, I'm Reed Fish exhibits less energy than a sloth on Seconal.
| Original Score: 2/5
Shawn Levy
June 15, 2007
Even if cast differently, this would be a weird film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
June 2, 2007
Some nice performances (Fisk is especially appealing as Reed's love interest) and a go-nowhere midfilm meta shift don't propel the movie beyond its pat life-lesson intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 9, 2007
The relentless quirkiness of the proceedings proves wearisome, and the bizarre structural conceit is not enough to compensate for the overly familiar characterizations and story line.
Brian Orndorf
September 10, 2007
Evoking a smothering sense of poisonous romantic yearning and horrifying personal inventory results, Fish hits those sharp notes of characterization often, in the middle of a plot that dances around convention perhaps one too many times.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Cornelius
September 24, 2007
A breezy, wholly engaging ninety minutes spent with a delightful cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Megan Cherkezian
TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 1, 2007
Fish's tender evocation of being forced by a life-changing epiphany to find the courage to step outside the confines of routine is beautifully realized by an endearing ensemble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
May 31, 2007
The acting is good, the turf is familiar, and the mood is sweet without causing diabetes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
June 1, 2007
Modest charmer about a folksy community radio show host.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ronnie Scheib
June 24, 2006
Pic's power lies not in postmodernism but in its take on how rural youths relate to the contemporary scene.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
June 15, 2006
Napoleon Dynamite behind the microphone, Fish puts his life on the silver screen.
| Original Score: 7/10
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
August 5, 2006
...demonstrates a lot of talent, but it's another case of a neophyte filmmaker not recognizing where his true strengths lie
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
June 4, 2007
Charms you with a quirkiness that feels oddly genuine and unforced.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
September 10, 2007
Standard romantic comedy, but it's done so nicely, and is sufficiently spiced up by an unusual what-am-I-really-watching? storytelling device, that it rises above its genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100

June 16, 2007
| Original Score: 3/4
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 16, 2007
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