The Beach Bum Reviews

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March 3, 2020
I can't fathom a world that "The Beach Bum" exists where it wasn't some instant cult classic.
January 15, 2020
Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dog both seemed to be having a lot of fun in this movie, and they both turn in good performances. This is a funny, easygoing stoner comedy .
December 26, 2019
The central idea is strong and there are moments of genius, but it never quite makes the impact that it should. When the effects wear off, you'll be left feeling empty.
November 13, 2019
This wannabe Big Lebowski seems more concerned about shock value than telling anything like a compelling story.
November 5, 2019
Snoop Dogg is good value as Moondog's friend Lingerie, and Jonah Hill is a hoot as his snarky agent. But the real scene-stealer is Martin Lawrence...
October 29, 2019
So encased in the vapours of weapons-grade weed is The Beach Bum that you half expect it to set off your smoke alarm.
October 28, 2019
It's difficult to know who is more indulged here, Matthew McConaughey, who plays the title character, or director and art-house favourite Harmony Korine, who has assembled a starry cast despite not having made a decent film for years.
October 28, 2019
It's as if, like the rest of the cast in this riotous non-event, [McConaughey's] having so much fun making the film that he simply doesn't care. Good for him.
October 28, 2019
[A]n incredibly tiresome chronicle of Moondog's dissolute, promiscuous lifestyle, which he is able to afford only because his wife Minnie (Isla Fisher) is richer than Croesus.
October 28, 2019
Aside from his general joie de vivre, there's nothing likeable about Moondog. So it's very difficult to celebrate him as a poetic hero rather than just a rich jerk who has had far more luck than he deserves.
October 28, 2019
There's scant regard for narrative structure or continuity - bizarre things just happen.
October 27, 2019
It's not unfunny watching McConaughey smoke a joint from between Isla Fisher's toes, but some viewers may find themselves less enamoured of Moondog than the film is.
October 26, 2019
This is a good-natured, bouncy movie, filled with good-natured, bouncy people, all existing in their own bubbles, where no one seems to need to go to work.
October 25, 2019
Korine achieves a Zen state of unfunny with this pointless non-comedy...
October 25, 2019
The flimsy plot stitches together a series of half-hearted frat-boy set pieces, begging the question why actors as talented and in-demand as McConaughey or Jonah Hill would bother with such underwhelming fare.
October 24, 2019
Alas, despite McConaughey's semi-naked, bongo-playing portrayal of Moondog as a kind of cosmic Charles Bukowski, the film's goofball energy doesn't translate into a fun film for the rest of us.
October 23, 2019
Indulgent, non-judgmental fun.
October 23, 2019
It feels especially singular - as dizzying, baffling and heartfelt as something from one of our last scuzzy enfants-terribles could ever be.
October 23, 2019
The Beach Bum is a film of vignettes, of cartoonish coincidences that link arms and stroll down promenades together.
October 22, 2019
What an absolute trip.
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