Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. The film's pace is just plain wacky, moving with the haste of a receding glacier most of the time, but then jumping ahead as if Hartley hit the gas on a time machine.
  2. Reviewed by: Chris Gore
    30
    Yes, the film is an allegorical modern fairy tale with plenty of pretty obvious social commentary, but if I can't identify with one character or be made to care, then what's the point?
  3. 25
    No Such Thing is inexplicable, shapeless, dull. It doesn't even rise to entertaining badness.
  4. 20
    Fails in so many respects, even die-hard constituents may have trouble learning to like it.
  5. Seems more theatrical than cinematic, needing the kind of direct address that only a stage can provide.
  6. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    10
    Deadly dull in stretches, and just plain embarrassing in others.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Nov 28, 2012
    10
    This is possibly my favorite movie ever. It's not for everyone, but if you like unique, intelligent, creative, engaging films you better not pass up on this one. Don't go into it with expectations of some Hollywood-esqe experience, this is a very different creature. I almost never watch movies more than once, but I have a desire to watch this movie pretty much annually. If you like this movie, check out other films by Hal Hartley (Henry Fool, Book of Life, etc). I've never seen one I haven't been impressed with. Full Review »