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Synecdoche, New York

Overview


Genre :

Comedy, Drama

Release Date :

October 24, 2008 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Charlie Kaufman

Starring :

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Sadie Goldstein, Tom Noonan, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Hope Davis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Watson, Dianne Wiest, Daniel London

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..mostly an overlong, pretentious bore..”
by James Berardinelli [Reelviews]
3.5 of 4

“..mind-blowing..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..extravagantly conceptual..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
2.5 of 4

“..exhilarating and exasperating in equal doses..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
1.5 of 4

“..confounding, massively ambitious..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : B+
Reviewed by Scott Tobias [Onion AV Club]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
Review rate : D+
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Fernando F. Croce [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by Scott Foundas [Village Voice]

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