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Skills Like This Reviews

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March 21, 2009
Despite stylish editing, lively performances and some effervescent dialogue, Skills Like This eventually becomes insipid, tedious, inane and a bit lackluster.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
March 16, 2009
The film's portrait of bank-robbing as a solution to twentysomething aimlessness seems quaint when viewed through the filter of today's economic hardships.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 20, 2009
This likable indie comedy fails to completely get off the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 10, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 29, 2009
A slick and clean cut piece of slacker comedy with great production and a fun sound track but sadly lacking in edginess.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 3, 2009
Energetic if incoherent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 17, 2009
Skills thinks it's far more magically whimsical than it really is.
March 19, 2009
Adding to the glut of slacker-loser comedies, Skills Like This isn't particularly good or bad, just very average.
March 20, 2009
Berger and director Monty Miranda would have been better off concentrating on the Max-Lucy love affair and Max's nonviolent, petty crimes instead of throwing in Max's two best buddies and their efforts to reinvent themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 10, 2009
Overall, it's less clever than [director] Miranda seems to think.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 19, 2009
The movie devolves into a series of increasingly pat, ill-thought-out setpieces, presided over by a hero who can't really sell sincerity while he's sporting three-day stubble and a massive jewfro.
Read More | Original Score: C-
April 17, 2009
It almost works, too, though ultimately this visually splendid but sluggish story of a twentysomething would-be writer and his impulsive, overnight career as a bank and convenience-store robber takes the money and runs nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 1, 2009
The movie is so well made that it's hard not to like this often funny movie regardless whether one takes the story too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2009
Director Miranda shows real skill here.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 5, 2009
A Scrappy Little Indie Odyssey
March 18, 2009
Monty Miranda's fantasy for slackers sometimes slips into toilet-humor stupidity, but thanks to a knack for ingenious absurdity, Skills Like These is just ridiculous enough to be charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
March 26, 2009
As charming an offbeat romantic comedy as anybody could hope to make on a micro-budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 15, 2009
Begins with an outrageous concept and takes it to the -- pun definitely intended -- max.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 20, 2009
The writing is economically witty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2009
SKILLS LIKE THIS has a lot to offer, reminding us of the adage that the cheapest way to improve a film is with solid writing.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
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