Cyrus

User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 93
  2. Negative: 14 out of 93

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  1. Dec 23, 2010
    7
    Cyrus is one of those rare cinematic pieces that comes around every once in a while, and leaves you walking away from your theater seat with a bundle of different and mixed emotions. Reilly and Tomei dazzled me with their suprisingly great chemistry. The tension built up between Reilly and Hill is also noteworthy as you can feel the internal struggle between Reilly's will to stay with theCyrus is one of those rare cinematic pieces that comes around every once in a while, and leaves you walking away from your theater seat with a bundle of different and mixed emotions. Reilly and Tomei dazzled me with their suprisingly great chemistry. The tension built up between Reilly and Hill is also noteworthy as you can feel the internal struggle between Reilly's will to stay with the love he much desires and needs and his urge to stay aloof from that love and her disturbing and age-regressed son who cause the couple endless turmoil. The character developments are what makes Cyrus a delightfully and, at the same time, bizzare spectical that can't afford to be missed. Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2011
    9
    This film is best described as a romantic drama not a comedy. there a couple of funny moments. but if your expecting a film like stepbrothers or superbad (like i was) The lol silly joke comedy films. then your not expecting the right thing. john c reilly is great in this film. so are the other two main characters. its such a strange film. and you might find it ridiculous how they overplayThis film is best described as a romantic drama not a comedy. there a couple of funny moments. but if your expecting a film like stepbrothers or superbad (like i was) The lol silly joke comedy films. then your not expecting the right thing. john c reilly is great in this film. so are the other two main characters. its such a strange film. and you might find it ridiculous how they overplay emotions etc and i couldn't argue with that.(matter of opinion) but its a deep film in a way, mainly focused on emotions it was such a different film i was glued to the screen the whole time trying to figure out the characters. and what was gonna happen. if your a thinker you might love this film. you really cant tell what is gonna happen next and that's something i really liked. the main character is really like-able and maybe you can relate to him. i think cyrus might act the way he does because of an over sensitive mother who doesn't put her foot down and no father in the picture? anyway i enjoyed this film i can understand why some people wouldn't like it. but i found it great. took me out of reality for 91 minutes. Expand
  3. Jul 4, 2011
    8
    i enjoyed this movie a lot. it was dramatic and funny. it was a good movie. it was weird a little. but the movie overall wasn't bad. its for mature people. if your not mature enough then don't watch this movie.
  4. j30
    Sep 22, 2011
    9
    Hilarious movie! Jona Hill and John C. Reilly have get comedic chemistry. It's all about the characters and the awkward situations their put in together. Jona Hill has an acting turnaround here where he can be just as emotionally dramatic as he is funny.
  5. Oct 12, 2010
    9
    I loved this movie. It was funny, quirky, weird, and even suspenseful at times. Impeccably cast, and the acting superb. John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, and Catherine Keener are always a delight but I have a new respect for Jonah Hill's acting ability.
  6. Feb 2, 2011
    8
    I am a fan of "smart comedy's." Films that make you laugh but also have a message. This film seemed very genuine and realist. I like the character development off both Cyrus( Jonah Hill) and John( John C. Reilly). Marisa Tomei also delivered a great performance as Molly the emotionally fragile mother trying to raise a son who problem leaving the nest and becoming a man.

    Acting: Great
    I am a fan of "smart comedy's." Films that make you laugh but also have a message. This film seemed very genuine and realist. I like the character development off both Cyrus( Jonah Hill) and John( John C. Reilly). Marisa Tomei also delivered a great performance as Molly the emotionally fragile mother trying to raise a son who problem leaving the nest and becoming a man.

    Acting: Great
    Storyline: Good
    Characters: Good
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  7. Jun 26, 2013
    8
    A near-perfect balance of comedy and drama.

    Many people do not like this film, and this is due to the fact that it was marketed as a laugh-out-loud comedy. Which it is not. Cyrus is a story of how a lonely man meets a lonely woman, who can't let go of her 21 year old child, who wants to stay at home forever. It is actually quite a dark and sad tale, that may seem like fun from the
    A near-perfect balance of comedy and drama.

    Many people do not like this film, and this is due to the fact that it was marketed as a laugh-out-loud comedy. Which it is not. Cyrus is a story of how a lonely man meets a lonely woman, who can't let go of her 21 year old child, who wants to stay at home forever. It is actually quite a dark and sad tale, that may seem like fun from the outset, but as the story progresses, the truth gets out in some heartbreaking scenes.

    In a dramedy, the comedy has to hit as much as the drama, and it really does- especially in the first half, where the film focuses much more on that aspect- and it it's quite fun. But then as things start to go wrong, the performances suddenly turn up a notch, and you suddenly realize that these people are not just caricatures, but are people. There does seem to be a running theme of 'damaged goods', and how people sometimes don't need to be fixed etc.

    The only problem I had with the film was that I wished it was a little longer, although I loved the ending, I thought it would have been nice to get a little more depth to some of the characters- especially Marisa Tomei's character, to get some insight into her past, and why the son and Mother are so inseparable.

    This is not a comedy, but a small scale movie about moving on, and the difficulties of growing up, whatever age you are.
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Awards & Rankings

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. Like the recent "Greenberg," Cyrus is not the jokey, polished production you would expect from its Hollywood cast and LA setting, but audiences who are comfortable with discomfort should find it "funny."
  2. 25
    It still has a long way to go before the term Mumblecore (which sounds like a Harry Potter major at Hogwart's) can be confused with the term Class Act.
  3. 75
    Even at its most troubling, Cyrus is powered by a deep vein of humanism, one that offers hope to even the weirdest among us.