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Who Is Cletis Tout? Reviews

August 8, 2002
Quirky, often-fun film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 2, 2002
It's just a little too self-satisfied.
August 2, 2002
Merely a diversion, but clever enough to divert.
August 2, 2002
At best, Cletis Tout might inspire a trip to the video store -- in search of a better movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 2, 2002
It won't hold up over the long haul, but in the moment, Finch's tale provides the forgettable pleasures of a Saturday matinee.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 2, 2002
Cletis is playful but highly studied and dependent for its success on a patient viewer.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 2, 2002
While you're watching this creamed-crime caper -- as unnecessarily murky as it is unoriginal -- you may find yourself wondering What is Cletis Tout? When it's finally over, the only question left is Why is Cletis Tout?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 2, 2002
The result, however well-intentioned, is ironically just the sort of disposable, kitchen-sink homage that illustrates why the whole is so often less than the sum of its parts in today's Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 1, 2002
A woefully self-conscious, self-referential post-modern tale in a long line of Quentin Tarantino knockoffs that makes a strong case against letting film buffs write and direct movies.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 31, 2002
I could just feel the screenwriter at every moment 'Tap, tap, tap, tap, tapping away' on this screenplay.
July 30, 2002
A smug and convoluted action-comedy that doesn't allow an earnest moment to pass without reminding audiences that it's only a movie.
July 27, 2002
A gem of a romantic crime comedy that turns out to be clever, amusing and unpredictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
Who Is Cletis Tout? won't change anybody's life, but it's a respectable B- movie -- airy, inconsequential and a little too cute at times, but fairly entertaining all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 26, 2002
Charming, if overly complicated...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 26, 2002
There was a lot I liked in Cletis Tout ... But it seemed a shame that the writer and director, Chris Ver Wiel, took a perfectly sound story idea and complicated it into an exercise in style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 26, 2002
[The] script is in dire need of a few more rewrites.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 26, 2002
Awful.
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 25, 2002
This mistaken-identity picture is so film-culture referential that the final product is a ghost.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
July 25, 2002
The skills of a calculus major at M.I.T. are required to balance all the formulaic equations in the long-winded heist comedy Who Is Cletis Tout?
July 25, 2002
Contrived pastiche of caper clichés.
July 23, 2002
This charmless nonsense ensues amid clanging film references that make Jay and Silent Bob's Excellent Adventure seem understated.
July 23, 2002
Tries so hard to be quirky and funny that the strain is all too evident.
July 19, 2002
A convoluted comic caper that labors to affect a lighthearted, off-the-cuff feel.