Wheeler Reviews

February 9, 2017
The on screen proceedings drop hints about Dorff himself, of celebrityhood versus anonymity that come with the ambivalence of fame. And a possibly personal closeted desire to slip into another person's random skin and out of the limelight, for a change.
February 7, 2017
In piecing these elements into a narrative, Dorff and co-screenwriter Ross forgot that satisfying stories tend to place some disappointment and conflict between their heroes and success.
February 3, 2017
Stephen Dorff makes Wheeler quite real. His great performance seals the deal.
February 3, 2017
The imitation of the standard music doc style is so perfect that an unknowing viewer would easily think that Wheeler's story is real... It's a pity that it can't parlay this stylistic proficiency and the asset they have in Dorff into any real point.
February 3, 2017
Dang if [Dorff] doesn't make this simple yet sincere saga hit more than a few high notes.
February 3, 2017
This faux documentary about a country music singer-songwriter plays like a long-distance ego trip.
February 2, 2017
A terrific film that deserves far more attention than its low-profile release is likely to receive.
February 1, 2017
One of the most masturbatory, self-congratulatory puff jobs I've ever seen.
January 30, 2017
Ryan Ross's Wheeler is at its strongest as a showcase for Stephen Dorff's husky, lived-in performance.