Results Reviews

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May 28, 2015
Its charm is a matter of getting to know and understand the marvellous key cast, Corrigan's self-styled "podgy and mellow" vibe playing adeptly against the hints of vulnerability displayed by the buffed-up Pearce and Smulders.
May 28, 2015
The chemistry between Smulders and Pearce is undeniable. And the wry humor offered by Corrigan adds just enough of a twist to make the whole affair more interesting than the usual romantic comedy.
May 28, 2015
Somebody needs to give Andrew Bujalski a TV series. If "Results," his unlikely but delightful new film set in and around an Austin fitness studio run by hard-bodied Guy Pearce, were a TV pilot, I would be hooked on the show already.
May 28, 2015
Only toward the end do you realize that the characters have been arranged into a pleasing and familiar romantic-comedy triangle and that you've been watching a beautifully played game of underhand slow-pitch screwball.
May 28, 2015
Although not as strikingly original as Bujalski's earlier work, there's something endearing about the characters, the film's laconic, stoner rhythms and quirky plotting.
Top Critic
May 28, 2015
You'd expect Bujalski, who made Beeswax and Computer Chess and a couple of other extreme indies, to poke fun at gym culture, the ultimate soft target. And he does, but sweetly and without disparagement ...
May 28, 2015
Writer-director Andrew Bujalski appreciates a grimy basement as much as he does a wide-open highway, and he aims for a slice-of-life tapestry. But he should have simply let Corrigan slouch into nirvana.
May 28, 2015
Bujalski crafts a quirky romance with fitness-industry comedy Results, shaping flawed characters into people you might just admire.
May 28, 2015
It took me two viewings to figure out how much I liked the movie. (Quite a lot, it turns out.) That might not sound like a full-bodied recommendation, but why not take a cue from the film's surprisingly lovable gym rats: Results don't happen overnight.
May 28, 2015
In its seemingly unassuming way, it's one of the weirdest and most thrilling films of the year.
May 28, 2015
With Bujalski, this is business as usual, but by the standards of the contemporary indie rom-com, it's refreshingly unpredictable and thoughtful.
May 27, 2015
Perhaps due to his inexperience with this kind of lightweight material, Bujalski seems unsure whether to fully commit to the romantic angle or go with something more experimental.
May 27, 2015
A kindhearted comedy about people who work fiercely toward physical perfection and business success, and about the blessings brought to them by a man who pursues neither.
Top Critic
May 27, 2015
A week in the outback without a cellphone would be better than Results.
May 27, 2015
A sly little wonder of a film that may end up flying under the radar.
May 27, 2015
Despite a too-neat resolution, the characters haven't figured themselves out, much less their relationships, and Bujalski is perfectly comfortable sorting through their confusion.
May 27, 2015
Pearce is the only actor [...] who seems fairly confident in what he's doing, and he's the only one who comes close to creating an appealing character.
May 27, 2015
Bujalski takes exaggerated types and, by focusing on their quirks to the point that they become banal and relatable, turns his characters into recognizable humans.
May 26, 2015
A perfectly chosen cast sells this unhurried comedy, which flows unconventionally but is still, by a long stretch, the most mainstream-friendly picture Bujalski has made.
May 26, 2015
Random, contrived and generally pointless
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