The Disaster Artist Reviews

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December 11, 2017
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 8, 2017
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
"The Disaster Artist" is a sweet, emotionally engaging tribute to friendship, the movies and the importance of dreams.
December 8, 2017
Wiseau, The Room and the making of a celluloid catastrophe are the subjects of The Disaster Artist, a fabulous, strange and frequently hilarious comedy-drama from the self-styled polymath James Franco.
December 7, 2017
I can't fault Franco and his collaborators for feeling affection for Wiseau, who after all has given so much joy to so many people, if only by accident.
December 7, 2017
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.
Top Critic
December 7, 2017
[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
"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
It's The Room with a view from people with talent, sniggering with a veneer of generosity to save face.
December 7, 2017
Funny and alarmingly factual.
December 6, 2017
A fascinating glimpse into the genesis of one of Hollywood's worst releases and is worthy of a space alongside Ed Wood on the shelf for dreamers who succeeded because of a lack of self-awareness and an epic void of talent.
December 4, 2017
The comedy, for all its scenes of giddy wonder, never gets past Tommy's mask of mystery; avoiding speculation and investigation, it stays on the surface of his public and private shtick, leaving little more than a trail of amusing anecdotes.
December 1, 2017
Fans of The Room will find much to love here, but even if you've never heard of it, The Disaster Artist should delight.
December 1, 2017
Even more impressively, Franco makes Wiseau, maybe the most unpleasant character he's ever played, someone you genuinely root for in his demented quest for greatness.
December 1, 2017
By the end of The Disaster Artist, Wiseau is still a joke.
December 1, 2017
Funny, heartfelt and utterly bizarre.
December 1, 2017
On its own terms, The Disaster Artist is a funny movie.
Top Critic
November 30, 2017
Franco follows the model of Tim Burton's biopic Ed Wood, approaching Wiseau with a delicate balance of affectionate mockery and a heartfelt appreciation for his creative passion.
November 30, 2017
The old alchemist's trick of turning lead into gold has nothing on The Disaster Artist, a film that masters the trickier feat of transforming trash into art.
November 30, 2017
There's something joyful about the Franco brothers playing a fun-house mirror version of their own Hollywood arrival, and the film's best scenes are with Rogen's production manager, aghast at Tommy's incompetence.
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