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The Comedy Reviews

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
November 29, 2012
The joke, I guess, is that there's nothing funny about "The Comedy."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2012
A mean-spirited piece of mumblecore that tries to provoke you, but only succeeds in boring you.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
November 16, 2012
A character study that tries to make the revolting compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 15, 2012
If you can discern any critical distance or interesting perspective here, or even a good reason to spend 90 minutes in such company, I'm afraid the joke is on you.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
November 15, 2012
The movie may critique its antihero, but it also offers just one more venue in which he's allowed to wallow - while we pay his way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 14, 2012
The Comedy pretends to be a satire of entitlement, but it's made in a style so indulgent that the whole film feels entitled in the extreme.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 13, 2012
[A] faux-courageous nondrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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 7, 2012
There's not a false note in the film, but maybe there's a difference between accuracy and truth.
November 5, 2012
The anomie of entitlement pushed to poisonous extremes is the basis of this provocation, which is as frustrating as it is intriguing.
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 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.