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Being Flynn

Overview


Genre :

Comedy, Drama

Release Date :

March 02, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Paul Weitz

Starring :

Paul Dano, Robert De Niro, Olivia Thirlby, Julianne Moore, Lili Taylor, Victor Rasuk, Dale Dickey, William Sadler, Joe Urban, Wes Studi, Steve Cirbus, Eddie Rouse

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 5

“..this barrel-scraping spectacle with a twist of salvation is pretty cut-rate..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
“..there is honest feeling, genuine humanity and real intelligence in this movie, but there is also a sense of caution, of indecisiveness, that undermines its potential power..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
2 of 5

“..the script never marries them into a whole, and the voiceovers end up being more cliched than clever..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
2 of 4

“..the kind of Dante nightmare actors find fun to play, but it's hell for an audience to watch..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
1 of 4

“..the film's conceit is that it offers narrations from both Nick and Jonathan, who self-reflexively opine about which is the better chronicler..”
by R. Kurt Osenlund [Slant Magazine]
“..the film refreshingly approaches none of these in the mode of "problem" or "issue"-related dramas..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
1.5 of 4

“..that would be one boring, redundant piece-of-s - - t movie..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Times]
“..on paper, Nick Flynn's literary-minded novel isn't something that would necessarily work as an engaging film..”
by Edward Douglas [ComingSoon.net]
“..mimicking Flynn's nonlinear approach to narrative nonfiction..”
by Karina Longworth [Village Voice]
“..leaves you feeling as if everyone is trying a little too hard. Sometimes, less really is more..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..it never feels inspirational - it’s too gritty and dark..”
by Mary F. Pols [Time Magazine]
“..it is a funny story. It is a tragic story. But most of all it is a human story, warts and all..”
by JimmyO [JoBlo's Movie Emporium]
“..in "Being Flynn," however, neither character gives us much reason to care who they are- or ever will be..”
by Marshall Fine [Hollywood & Fine]
Review rate : C

“..hectoring monotony..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2 of 4

“..dishes out plenty of misery, but never satisfies by delving beneath the surface..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]

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