TriStar Pictures | Release Date: October 20, 2006
6.2
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Generally favorable reviews based on 66 Ratings
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ScottSDec 4, 2008
Burroughs is one sparky author, and deserved much better. I forced myself to consume this unappetising mess in four sittings. When Gwyneth Paltrow's performance and the set design are the two best things going for a film, you know you Burroughs is one sparky author, and deserved much better. I forced myself to consume this unappetising mess in four sittings. When Gwyneth Paltrow's performance and the set design are the two best things going for a film, you know you are onto a loser. The male lead was absolutely insipid. Expand
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JackC.Oct 28, 2006
Wallows in its own pretension and tries to make a story of cardboard cutouts into meaningful art. Emotional complexity and directorial merit are left as afterthoughts: instead, this movie shows the viewer a cadre of crazies and rests on its Wallows in its own pretension and tries to make a story of cardboard cutouts into meaningful art. Emotional complexity and directorial merit are left as afterthoughts: instead, this movie shows the viewer a cadre of crazies and rests on its laurels contentedly, bringing neither style nor substance to the table. Burroughs must feel downright insulted at this perversion of his memoir. Some saving graces... Evan Rachel Wood gave a performance that managed to have more than one dimension (and was smoking hot while she was doing it). Other than that, I can't see where the art is. People in the theatre were laughing at this serious movie all throughout its too-long running time, and I can't blame them. Absurdism for the sake of absurdism has no artistic value... and that's exactly the calling card of Running with Scissors. Expand
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SteveS.Feb 26, 2007
Terrible, over-rated movie like American Beauty. Directionless, pointless, with the therapist being the worst of all roles.
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DavidSOct 17, 2006
Director Ryan Murphy made a tragic mistake of just trying to get Bening an Oscar then developing the main characters essential role... typical with a very affected new coming Hollywood director...
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JoeCOct 28, 2006
I had decent expectations for the movie based on the book and cast, but it turned out to be uninteresting and overly strange. I wasn't moved let alone entertained.
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