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6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6

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  1. 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 which selfpity is the main subject.
  2. 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 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 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. Expand
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. Working with a self-consciously urgent, neo-noir style, Goldberg seems intent on expressing a meaningful message of some kind. It's too bad, then, that he has chosen such a shallow subject.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    12
    Cinema vanité.
  3. Reviewed by: Andreas Neuenkirchen
    50
    When the film goes into its second half, the initial fascination has almost worn off. You still want to see how the puzzle is put together, but you want to see it rather sooner than later.