Metascore
30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. 75
    The tension between the slimefest milieu and the charm of the performances is maybe what makes Feeling Minnesota work.
  2. 63
    If you're tired of routine, "feel good", Hollywood fare and are looking for something a little Tarantino-ish and a lot unusual, Feeling Minnesota will leave you feeling pleasantly surprised.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    40
    A meandering mess of violence and aging stars who've seen much better days, all buoyed up by an in-your-face soundtrack that never lets up.
  4. Reviewed by: Adam Smith
    40
    A director who can't decide whether he's aiming for high comedy or gritty noirishness combine to shoot the whole caboodle squarely in the foot.
  5. 40
    Marginally watchable-in part because of the odd presence of Dan Aykroyd and Courtney Love-it's ultimately pointless, repetitive and more concerned with appearing offbeat than actually doing anything inventive.
  6. The go-for-broke plot twists are daring, but because there's no sense of background to the characters, one gets the sense it's all being made up as Baigelman goes along.
  7. No film winds up with a name like Feeling Minnesota if it has anything definite in mind.
  8. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    40
    Meant to be an offbeat, darkly comic tale of a triangle of losers desperately clinging to their versions of the American dream, pic comes across as a charmless high-concept indie.
  9. Unfortunately, it stars Keanu Reeves and Cameron Diaz, so it has, more than anything else, a sense of ridiculousness.
  10. 30
    Indeed, the biggest acting coup here comes by way of Courtney Love, whose cameo as an obliging waitress is the best thing the film has going for it.
  11. Stumbles mindlessly in all directions.
  12. A white-trash burlesque that springs from the notion that people chasing each other in cars and doing stupid things in motels are inherently funny.
  13. Feeling Minnesota suggests Sam Shepard trying to be Quentin Tarantino. It makes even gun battles seem pretentious.
  14. 12
    If you see one Minnesota movie this year, make it "Fargo." This botch job should be stamped direct to video.

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