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Sympathy for Delicious Reviews

May 6, 2011
You can't make this stuff up. Or maybe you can, but you shouldn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 29, 2011
Mark Ruffalo is one of the best actors of his generation, and I'd like to be able to say that, with his directorial debut, Sympathy for Delicious, he's one of its best filmmakers, too. Alas, this semiexpressionist fantasia is a botch.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 29, 2011
While, as director, Ruffalo is a little too fond of hand-held shots, he keeps all the performances simmering and moves the story ahead in simple, straightforward steps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 29, 2011
Interesting but never compelling...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2011
As it builds, kind of epically, to a thoughtful conclusion, "Sympathy" appreciates the places we find after defeating our demons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2011
Despite the powerful sense of place, "Sympathy for Delicious" unwinds a narrative thread that grows increasingly tattered and flimsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 28, 2011
These characters may serve an obscure metaphorical agenda, but they make no psychological sense. And as the movie contemplates the rewards and perils of giving and receiving, it winds itself into stomach-turning knots.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
April 28, 2011
Mark Ruffalo only gave himself a small part in his directorial debut, but his absence behind the camera is more keenly felt.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 27, 2011
A mess -- but a beautiful one, crammed with enough big ideas and outsize performances for three movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 27, 2011
Sympathy for Delicious is populated by so many good people who ought to be better that it's hard to ignore. But sympathy, for Delicious or anyone else, eludes me totally.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 26, 2011
An urban parable in the underlit indie tradition, Sympathy for Delicious treats sketchy, moribund storytelling as divine inspiration.
July 6, 2010
This offbeat effort proves more admirable for its ambition than anything else, as the uneasy mix of satire, allegory, grittiness and redemption never quite jells.
January 25, 2010
Directing debut for Mark Ruffalo presents supernatural premise in an unexpectedly unironic way.