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November 25, 2013
As a portrait of a generation that's almost collectively sociopathic, this is frightening. For the right audience it's also damn funny. If I wasn't so emotionally stunted and able to enjoy things unironically I'd say I loved it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 1, 2013
An essential portrait of a generation of people laughing so hard that they've forgotten the joke is on them.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 24, 2013
This is a lacerating portrait of the sort of narcissistic self-loathing that has kept educated, economically comfortable young people from achieving their true potential, from Benjamin Braddock to Hannah Horvath.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 24, 2013
Champions what it appears to mock and indicts what it appears to glorify.
Read More | Original Score: B
November 21, 2012
A billion times better than Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 9, 2012
The Comedy may not aspire to be the portrait of a generation, but it certainly offers a scary dissection of a faux-careless Brooklynite sensibility that threatens to be the undoing of everyone involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.3/10
November 8, 2012
An unconventional, unapologetic comedy that's unbelievably entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
November 8, 2012
Its audience may be self-selective in the extreme, but few films have better articulated the limits of irony as a force field against the world.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 4, 2012
Tim Heidecker's Swanson does not amuse us in spite of the pity he inspires but because of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 24, 2012
A seemingly sincere movie about a deeply ironic and unfulfilled man as he belongs to a culture - hell, maybe even an entire generation - terrified of sincerity.
June 27, 2012
a challenging film that may ultimately be bulls***, [but] deserves tremendous respect for its clarity of vision.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 21, 2012
Transgressively brilliant... an itchy critique of entitlement starring avant-garde comedian Tim Heidecker as one of Williamsburg's overprivileged.
June 18, 2012
This is, in effect, "Arthur" meets "Jackass."
January 24, 2012
For a catalog of aggressively stupid, socially deviant male behavior, Rick Alverson's cheekily titled The Comedy is not without a certain subversive intelligence.
April 13, 2016
For something titled The Comedy, this movie isn't funny. Or charming, likable, enjoyable, or any other adjectives you would find splashed on a poster.
June 28, 2013
While this could have been the perfect portrait of a certain kind of idiot, the baroque cruelties and tonal monotony go too far.
December 6, 2012
The longest and dreariest 94 minutes I've spent on a movie this year.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
December 6, 2012
None of this is necessarily funny. That's the extent of the irony here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2012
[A] relentlessly aimless, abrasive stab at black humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 30, 2012
All this is credible enough until Swanson exits the airtight bubble of his peers to bully New York City at large.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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