The Strongest Man

2015

The Strongest Man (2015)

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The Strongest Man is a Miami-centric comedy about an anxiety-ridden Cuban- American man, who fancies himself the strongest man in the world. In a quest to recover his most beloved possession, his golden BMX bicycle, he finds and loses so much more. (C) FilmBuff

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Writer-director Kenny Riches lays on the whimsy pretty thick, and his sub-Jarmusch deadpan style (inert camera, intentionally flat line readings) adds another layer of affect to the story.

Jul 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Although Beef and Conan are far from stereotypical, the quirkiness and eccentricities ascribed to them by writer-director Kenny Riches harp on their otherness all the same.

Jun 25, 2015 | Full Review…

The kind of indie doodle of a movie in which several potentially interesting ideas co-exist but never quite come together and where supporters will call the narrative "freewheeling" while naysayers will insist on "rambling."

Feb 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Another stab at that school of comedy in which adult losers acting like particularly dweeby 13-year-olds in nonsensical situations is assumed to be automatically hilarious.

Jan 29, 2015 | Full Review…
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It's definitely an acquired taste, but it's most helpful to view the film as a fairy tale.

Aug 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Like the waves of the ocean its characters occasionally and semi-fearfully embrace, The Strongest Man continually goes in and out, connecting and drifting away.

Jul 2, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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