Haiku Tunnel

Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. 80
    A ragtag charmer. You will laugh.
  2. A sly and captivating comedy of imaginative leaps and gently orchestrated pandemonium.
  3. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Kevin Maynard
    80
    Not all of the jokes hit, but enough of them do that anyone who's ever filed, collated, or played Mixmaster DJ with the transcribing machine will find cathartic giggles in this breakout debut.
  4. The result is a winning comedy.
  5. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Chris Kaltenbach
    75
    Delivers deliciously low blows at corporate America, office politics and the lengths people will go to avoid work.
  6. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    70
    The vision of office work that's offered up by Haiku Tunnel is as chilling as it is funny.
  7. 70
    There are a few weak spots -- the ending could have used some fine tuning -- but otherwise its a solid sleeper: unassuming, unexpected and wholly entertaining.
  8. 70
    It's unpretentiously low-tech and humorously offbeat. And against all odds, the filmmaker emerges as a star.
  9. 70
    The charm and the shoddiness of Haiku Tunnel stem from the same source. It's basically a San Francisco underground theater production that somehow escaped onto the movie screen without losing any of its eccentric, insular qualities.
  10. They try too hard to be funny. It's hardly a damning fault, but it has a tendency to drown out their satiric observations.
  11. However refreshing it is to see a movie about the secretary rather than the lawyer -- there is a long wait for the light at the end of the Haiku Tunnel.
  12. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    They're a far cry from the Coen brothers, or even the Polish brothers, but Josh and Jacob Kornbluth emerge intact from their first filmmaking venture and score more hits than misses in this comedy.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. VickieR.
    Jan 25, 2007
    10
    I am a big fan of the "loser" movie genre, plus orginally from the bay area, so I really loved it. I thought it had some dead on satire, and I am a big fan of the "loser" movie genre, plus orginally from the bay area, so I really loved it. I thought it had some dead on satire, and some great quotes. I have to admit tho that I recommended it to some friends and they now give me funny looks. Full Review »