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Wilson Reviews

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October 28, 2017
Carried along by a brilliant performance by Woody Harrelson, "Wilson" is based on the very dark graphic novel by Daniel Clowes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2017
Woody Harrelson surrenders fully to whatever traits have been defined on the page, never simply reading the scripted lines.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 11, 2017
While the story takes him to some dark places, Clowes and director Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins) keep the film from becoming too grim.
August 22, 2017
Woody Harrelson dives into the role, putting his psycho-eyed amiability to good use, creating something like the love child of R. Crumb and Larry David.
June 30, 2017
The least of the Clowes films, but worth it for Dern.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2017
One of those unheralded, unpretentious films that offers unpolished truths about human nature and the awkwardness that comes with honesty. Please don't let this small gem of a film slip by you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 9, 2017
Woody Harrelson pours plenty of energy, humour and emotion into the title role, but it's difficult to identify with this optimistic curmudgeon. Still, quite a few moments are genuinely hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 9, 2017
There's a fascinating, incredibly funny film to be found in Wilson but the concept and conceit, while challenging and humorous in many places, loses momentum quicker than you would have hoped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 8, 2017
What gives Wilson a slight edge is the zippy interplay between Harrelson and Laura Dern as his estranged wife, a comedic rhythm that helps paper over the occasional cracks in the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 8, 2017
Very funny in places, Wilson runs out of steam as it heads towards a sentimental finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 8, 2017
The idea of the prickly misanthrope who tries to waywardly make good is starting to become an archetype in the cinema, but Woody Harrelson delivers on just enough of the presumptuous and gently pessimistic lines to pull it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2017
Wilson, the motormouthed misanthrope Woody Harrelson plays in this workmanlike adaptation of Daniel Clowes' graphic novel, is an acquired taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2017
A charming performance from Harrelson keeps the disparate elements nicely congealed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2017
The film's bouts of slapstick and sentiment sit slightly oddly with its downbeat tone, but Harrelson is consistently funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2017
It's to Harrelson's credit that Wilson's occasional charm just about outweighs the unpleasant aspects of his character for most of the 94-minute runtime, as he staggers through one excruciatingly painful situation after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2017
Wilson is fitfully funny, but the episodic format prevents it from matching the droll delights of Ghost World.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2017
Gifted a bulldozing comic creation, Woody Harrelson's stomping Grumpzilla performance powers this fitfully funny git-com that, after a bracingly acidic opening, dilutes into sugary feelgood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 1, 2017
It's a brave way to structure a film, and the sentimental side gradually undercuts the laughs until all that's left is a vague warm feeling towards a character we'd flee from in real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2017
Has many gags that fall flat, but there are also some true zingers ... the plot is refreshingly loose and unformulaic, rambling from one situation to another like a dim puppy. It's almost instantly forgettable, but it's never not engaging as it plays.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2017
Only suitable for those who have reached a certain level of misanthropy. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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