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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. Oct 29, 2014
    2
    Disappointing. Really feels dated. Do people still think like this somewhere....like the NE part of the USA? Maybe. A lot of unhappy people here I guess caught up in their own self worth and how to protect it while making themselves miserable.

    Only in a tiny world could we have characters like this....but the world is not small anymore...it is really big and somebody should inform the
    Disappointing. Really feels dated. Do people still think like this somewhere....like the NE part of the USA? Maybe. A lot of unhappy people here I guess caught up in their own self worth and how to protect it while making themselves miserable.

    Only in a tiny world could we have characters like this....but the world is not small anymore...it is really big and somebody should inform the author of this movie.
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Davis
    Dec 3, 2014
    40
    The antithesis of a feel-good movie, Listen Up Philip is a challenging experience, largely because it refuses to compromise its protagonist’s dogged preoccupation with himself.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Nov 6, 2014
    75
    Listen Up Philip makes literary talent seem less like a blessing than a curse.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeff Baker
    Nov 1, 2014
    91
    A brilliantly flinty movie about writers angry at the world for failing to live up to their standards and recognize their genius.