Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
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  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Mar 8, 2012
    25
    A handful of acting moments aside, Being Flynn is a drama without much in the way of rewards.
  2. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Mar 2, 2012
    38
    The real coup de grace for this would-be serious-minded drama is the sledgehammer-subtle direction of Paul Weitz (who is also the screenwriter), who enabled his star's paycheck mugging in the execrable "Little Fockers."
  3. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Feb 27, 2012
    25
    If Robert De Niro knew what was good for him, he'd certainly distance himself from this director and find a new path.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. May 5, 2013
    3
    This is really a boring movie, the film has non action, non humor, non good plot, about this movie you can't say positive things, only dadThis is really a boring movie, the film has non action, non humor, non good plot, about this movie you can't say positive things, only dad Danno and Di Nerro did good acting. The plot and the director is the worst, really there don't happen anything in this movie, only driking and f***ing, that's it. Don't waste your time on this movie. This movie is 102 min bored. Full Review »
  2. BKM
    Aug 23, 2012
    5
    Being Flynn is a dark and unpleasant film about the deeply fractured relationship between an aspiring writer and his alcoholic father. ThatBeing Flynn is a dark and unpleasant film about the deeply fractured relationship between an aspiring writer and his alcoholic father. That may sound like the basis for a deeply moving story about redemption and second chances, but writer/director Paul Weitz is so determined to avoid sentiment and easy answers that he drains the movie of any real feeling. Still, Dano and DeNiro are very good in the lead roles and the beautiful score by Badly Drawn Boy helps to keep it from being unwatchable. Full Review »
  3. Jul 3, 2012
    8
    I like things like this that have their roots in real life, interesting to see what some people have to go through, worth watching nothingI like things like this that have their roots in real life, interesting to see what some people have to go through, worth watching nothing amazing cinematic wise, a good story though. And life is about having stories to tell. Full Review »