The Disaster Artist Reviews

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July 26, 2019
Well-intentioned and sometimes genuinely funny but ultimately still a little depressing.
June 4, 2019
One can't quite escape the feeling that it's punching down rather than up, its detached irony ending up as too arch and smug to really stick the landing.
February 5, 2019
I simply cannot endorse a film that excuses and glorifies the abusive behavior of a rich and powerful man with a victim complex.
October 28, 2018
This is a hollow and condescending exercise that invites you to poke fun at something that was only fleetingly funny on an ironic level.
June 13, 2018
The Room is wondrously mindless, whereas The Disaster Artist is just kind of dumb.
March 13, 2018
Like everything James Franco directs, The Disaster Artist is a work of appropriation art.
February 21, 2018
The Disaster Artist is a film absent of substantial dilemmas. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 22, 2018
As an actor, Franco effectively appropriated the tics of the one-man-orchestra Wiseau, but the comedy ends on the side of condescension and the punishment of others. [Full review in Spanish]
January 19, 2018
A satirical look at bad filmmaking that is itself bad filmmaking. . .Wiseau and Sestero are both pitied and ridiculed. . .The Disaster Artist is being bizarrely acclaimed, proof that the idea of art has died in Hollywood.
December 28, 2017
...large swaths of The Disaster Artist completely fail to completely capture and sustain one's interest...
December 23, 2017
A very trivial and insubstantial character study.
December 20, 2017
The movie condenses the complicated Wiseau-Sestero relationship into a broad "two friends take on Hollywood" narrative, robbing the story of so many of its eccentricities.
December 19, 2017
It feels unhealthily backward-looking to allow Franco to elevate Wiseau to a hero worth rooting for.
December 15, 2017
Instead of being consistently funny, much of the film is downright cringeworthy. As a cautionary tale, "The Disaster Artist" succeeds, but as a comedy, it's more disturbing and subversive than a laugh riot.
December 14, 2017
Franco's film is disappointing and more than a little patronizing.
December 13, 2017
As I laughed at The Disaster Artist, there's still a hint of sourness to the proceedings that made me feel crappy afterwards.It's easy to see that everyone involved has great affection for The Room, but I'm not sure that love carries over to Wiseau.
December 11, 2017
The film is still just an ironist freak show, albeit one now enacted by Franco and his celebrity friends.
December 10, 2017
The funniest bad movie ever made becomes a mildly amusing celebrity piss take with a few moments of shoe-horned conflict and plastic pathos.
December 8, 2017
Perhaps this one is just for the die-hard fans, burning to know how such a bad film was ever brought to life. Clearly, I'm not one of them.
December 8, 2017
It's difficult to cheer on Wiseau as an anti-hero when it's not clear exactly what, other than a vehicle for his own narcissism, he was championing.
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