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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
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  1. NostrilR.
    May 27, 2006
    10
    funny poignant excellent Affleck is superb Buscemi does an excellent job as director.
  2. RonO.
    Apr 25, 2006
    9
    To anyone who has really struggled with depression, this film softly resonates. To all others, the film will return proportionally to the viewer's willingness to invest. Those who pan the film are likely unaware of the pervasivenss and depth of depression in modern society. And that is sad for them . This film, in it's simple way, is simply true to life, and well worth the time.
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54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Don R. Lewis
    70
    Affleck is dead on as the hapless Jim but the film is nearly stolen from him by Mark Boone Jr. who plays Jim's drug induced Uncle Evil. Kevin Corrigan is also great as Jim's brother Tim.
  2. Reviewed by: Duane Byrge
    70
    Under Buscemi's overall smart direction, the acting is terrific.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    60
    There's a slightness to the mildly eccentric material here that leaves the whole enterprise in danger of fluttering away.