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The Disaster Artist (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Oh, hai Mark. The Disaster Artist is a surprisingly poignant and charming movie-about-a-movie that explores the creative process with unexpected delicacy.

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The real life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau, the man behind what is often referred to as "The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies," The Room, is brought to life, chronicling the odd film's troubled development and eventual cult success.

Cast

James Franco
as Tommy Wiseau
Seth Rogen
as Sandy Schklair
Dave Franco
as Greg Sestero
Josh Hutcherson
as Philip Haldiman
Ari Graynor
as Juliette Danielle
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All Critics (232) | Top Critics (43)

Funny -- sometimes brutally -- and surprisingly touching, it works whether you've seen the source material or not, though there are plentiful shout-outs to die-hard fans.

December 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Wiseau also makes a pretty good avatar for Franco himself: a mercurial, relentless performer whose ambition encompasses a thrilling willingness to crash and burn. And it's that identification that makes the comedy work here: Franco kids because he loves.

December 8, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"The Disaster Artist" is a sweet, emotionally engaging tribute to friendship, the movies and the importance of dreams.

December 8, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Franco delivers a comedy that's delightfully offbeat. It probably helps if you've actually seen "The Room," but you can safely spare yourself that experience.

December 7, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

[James] Franco has not just made a really sharp, funny movie about movie making. He's also made a layered and intimate portrait of a friendship with his own brother, Dave Franco.

December 7, 2017 | Full Review…
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"The Disaster Artist" is a lot of fun, even if some of it is uncomfortable. And of course it's way better than "The Room."

December 7, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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½

I'll preface this review by saying I think you need to have seen and been familiar with The Room in order to appreciate this film. Otherwise, it comes off as a strange story and an overly eccentric performance by Franco, rather than an accurate portrayal of story and character. You won't die laughing or be emotionally moved to tears, but it's a well-balanced film that gets an extra bump for doing justice as an homage to a hilariously awful cult classic.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

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½

Surprisingly funny. Franco did a wonderful job honoring the source material. I still cannot believe this was a real movie made by a real person.

Spencer Macklin
Spencer Macklin

Super Reviewer

½

Featuring excellent work from both Franco brothers, The Disaster Artist is a funny and strangely heart-warming film about the difficulties of Hollywood and the love of the craft.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

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