Human Nature

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30

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Critic Reviews

  1. Portland Oregonian
    Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    83
    Both deeply weird and charmingly dear.
  2. Newsweek
    Reviewed by: Devin Gordon
    80
    Kaufman's new script isn't as inspired as "Malkovich." It's a precious little concoction -- the B-plus work of a madcap genius.
  3. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    80
    A hoot, or at least a collection of delightful hootlets hung on a short, frayed line.
  4. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    80
    The characters are much less finely tuned and the climax is a botch, but the French-financed film is often a riot, and the sensibility is all there.
  5. 78
    Pure unadulterated animal fun.
  6. The result is a satisfying and original picture.
  7. 75
    The movie has nowhere much to go and nothing much to prove, except that Stephen King is correct and if you can devise the right characters and the right situation, the plot will take care of itself -- or not, as the case may be.
  8. 75
    A treat for aficionados of oddball movies.
  9. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Jack Mathews
    75
    Fresh and often very funny, and it makes its point that when our native urges conflict with social norms, the former shall give in to the latter, or else.
  10. 70
    Nature lacks a little of Malkovich's freshness, but that's just about all it lacks.
  11. New Times (L.A.)
    Reviewed by: Gregory Weinkauf
    70
    You'll laugh a lot, but not without a sense of animal desperation.
  12. 63
    It's just weirdness for the sake of weirdness, and where ''Human Nature'' should be ingratiating, it's just grating.
  13. Human Nature's zigzag ingenuity wears out some time before the farce bounces slowly to an uneven conclusion. For all its highfalutin title and corkscrew narrative, the movie turns out to be not much more than a shaggy human tale.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 13, 2011
    5
    I love Charlie Kaufman movies (even Synecdoche, New York) however, I thought this was too clever for it's own good.Rhys Ifans is the best partI love Charlie Kaufman movies (even Synecdoche, New York) however, I thought this was too clever for it's own good.Rhys Ifans is the best part of the movie. This movie is almost always intriguing, whether it's character interaction, dialogue or just something visually amusing. However, there were a lot of slow spots and by the end, I felt like it was kind of a pointless movie unlike his other works, Forgettable, but not bad. Full Review »
  2. Aug 19, 2010
    7
    It's hard to describe this movie without spoiling it, however i can say that if you only like serious movies then you might not like this.It's hard to describe this movie without spoiling it, however i can say that if you only like serious movies then you might not like this. This movie is the worst of Kaufman's movies, but it is still better than most movies out there. Full Review »