Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Has little to say to moviegoers. Goldberg's direction is all flash and no substance, and his story and characters offer little reason for viewers to empathize with such self-pitying characters.
  2. Despite this ripe framework and the talent on deck, ILYW is not a satire...Rather, it becomes a cold-serious, dead-air brood about how tough, lonely, and desolate it is being a celebrity.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    30
    Wallow in Hollywood hipster self-absorption.
  4. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    12
    Cinema vanité.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. GeraldN.
    May 16, 2006
    2
    A very, very self-indulgent film. It can provoke discussion of the "solve this puzzle" variety. Don't watch it unless you have a high A very, very self-indulgent film. It can provoke discussion of the "solve this puzzle" variety. Don't watch it unless you have a high threshold for being annoyed, because much of this movie seems intended to do just that. [***SPOILERS***] The main character, Gray Evans, is a movie wana-be who is probably a video rental clerk in real life. The entire movie is his fantasy-fugue, and every character in it is his creation. One additional scene would clarify this mess: start the movie with Gray (Ribisi) watching a movie alone, and slipping into daydreaming. Full Review »
  2. HansB.
    Apr 28, 2006
    4
    You must be very, very intelligent to see and sit through a lot of uninteresting mambo jumbo of a non-existing little celebritiy world, in You must be very, very intelligent to see and sit through a lot of uninteresting mambo jumbo of a non-existing little celebritiy world, in which selfpity is the main subject. Full Review »
  3. NathanP.
    Nov 4, 2005
    10
    I was lucky enough to see I Love Your Work at the Toronto Film Festival and waited endlessly for the picture to be released in theatres. I I was lucky enough to see I Love Your Work at the Toronto Film Festival and waited endlessly for the picture to be released in theatres. I was thrilled to see that ThinkFilm was finally releasing the film this November. As a student filmmaker, the movie reminded me of why I want to make films. It keeps the audience questioning what is real and what is imagination up until the very end. Also, I felt the acting performances were fantastic, and Rabissi was given his due as a leading actor in a picture. He certainly does not disappoint, and I hope to see him in more leading roles in the future. I am ecstatic that I will be able to see this picture in theatres again unlike so many of the great festival films that are never seen by a large audience. Full Review »