The Living Wake

Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
Watch On
  1. 25
    This is a terminally whimsical vanity project that would probably have been a chore to sit through even in its original intended format, a 20-minute stage monologue.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    20
    From an opening newsreel biography to a climactic Viking funereal ceremony, the film's absurdity proves oppressive, its linguistic cartwheels so mirthless, and its meticulous Wes Anderson–indebted set design and visual compositions so self-conscious, that the ridiculousness feels petrified.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 24, 2010
    10
    This has quickly become one of my favorite films. Mike O' Connell and Jesse Eisenberg are both totally secure in their roles. Eisenberg'sThis has quickly become one of my favorite films. Mike O' Connell and Jesse Eisenberg are both totally secure in their roles. Eisenberg's reservation is the perfect foil for O' Connell's grandstanding. Jim Gaffigan also turns in a great performance as O' Connell's father. The script is solid. It's silly while being ponderous and the ending is perfect. I'd recommend this movie to anyone. Full Review »