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Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: As Philip (Jason Schwartzman) awaits the publication of his second novel, he feels alienated by the constant crowds and noise of his home city, his deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his own indifference to promoting the novel. So when his idol, Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce), offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, Phlip finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject—himself. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Emma Myers
    Jan 27, 2014
    91
    Like its central character, Listen Up Philip exudes a kind of highbrow affectation that charms more than it alienates.
  2. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    Jan 27, 2014
    91
    Trenchantly reflecting on the mishandling of success, blind ambition, idolatry, hero worship and the complex and competitive nature of artists in romantic relationships, “Listen Up Philip” is brilliantly chock-a-block with resonant observations.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Feb 11, 2014
    90
    It’s a familiar tale, but one told by Perry with immense filmmaking verve and novelistic flourish, and acted by an exceptional ensemble cast.
  4. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Jan 21, 2014
    89
    Listen Up Philip is big, sprawling and tortured, if a little lacking in focus – while funny in parts, it isn’t really a comedy.