Results Reviews

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December 31, 2015
A completely weird, off-kilter, bizarro-land version of a romantic comedy, writer/director Andrew Bujalski finally cracks the Broadcast News code moony filmmakers have been trying to break for three decades.
August 14, 2015
Bujalski's script is smarter and much weirder (in a good way) than the standard romantic comedy.
June 12, 2015
A movie like this feels like a dream challenge for an actor. It lives and dies not sheerly by the writing and the direction of the script, but by the cast's organic adherence to both.
June 12, 2015
Sharply funny slacker comedy.
June 11, 2015
Writer-director Andrew Bujalski has capitalized on the lo-fi triumph of oddball subculture that was Computer Chess, adding budget and stars without compromising tone or intelligence.
June 4, 2015
The rom-com isn't such a lost cause, after all. It was just waiting for someone like indie filmmaker Andrew Bujalski to resuscitate it.
June 4, 2015
Not a whole lot happens, but you get to know an interesting trio, and leave them feeling satisfied that it was time well spent.
June 4, 2015
What happens when a rigorously non-mainstream filmmaker tries to reverse-engineer a mainstream romantic comedy? The result, in all its charming perversity, is "Results."
June 4, 2015
"Results" is a smooth transition for Bujalski from the fringes to more commercial work. It's heartening that he didn't give up his calling-card observational humor to do it.
June 4, 2015
There's an absurdist edge, but with nothing of the smart aleck about it. Rather than use wit as a way of bypassing thought and emotion, Bujalski's concerns are serious and his attitude toward his characters is warm without being indulgent.
May 29, 2015
This droll, intelligent farce is most poignant as a portrait of modern alienation that explores how money, service work and self-improvement leave individuals stranded and alone.
May 29, 2015
"Results" is not entirely successful (the two main plots don't quite fit together) but it does have a charm and a style that works.
May 29, 2015
A robust relationship drama.
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
With Bujalski, this is business as usual, but by the standards of the contemporary indie rom-com, it's refreshingly unpredictable and thoughtful.
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