The Talent Given Us Reviews

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June 29, 2005
A film of uncommon originality.
June 19, 2005
A warm, funny and often touching character study.
June 18, 2005
Brutally truthful, funny and touching in nearly equal measure, this semi-autobiographical, micro-budget road movie lacks any of the obvious bells and whistles that even indie features seem to need nowadays.
June 18, 2005
If you have the chance to be an onlooker on the Wagner's family trip though, you should drop everything and get on board.
June 18, 2005
Wagner achieves a certain intimacy that couldn't be captured with a camera present in a standard documentary, and couldn't be recreated by anyone other than a close relative.
June 17, 2005
Weird and wonderful.
June 17, 2005
Its remarkable candor is like spending a memorably hilarious, harrowing and unforgettable weekend with your wacky in-laws.
June 16, 2005
Andrew Wagner's strange and delightful movie shouldn't work but does rather remarkably.
June 16, 2005
This isn't a movie, it's a thingamajig -- frequently as off-putting as can be, but unassailably one of a kind.
June 14, 2005
This raw, fascinating, often unpleasant film is not in the least coy about its queasy mix of exploitation and therapeutic exhibitionism.
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