The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
A vibrantly vulgar comedy that never hangs around to admire its own cleverness.
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Arizona Republic

Surprisingly, character actor Sam Anderson winds up stealing a lot of the film as Bruce and Frank's dad. He can take a line as innocuous as "We don't have cars right now. Bruce stole them for drugs" and turn it into something hilarious.
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Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
The film never really goes soft, as Jordan Roberts never loses sight of the fact that these toxic nincompoops are authentically bad for one another.
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The A.V. Club

Everyone plays against type in 3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom, none more so than Ron Perlman, who has a small role as a post-op transsexual hacker.
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Time Out New York

By David Fear
Lovers of the TV biker drama may find pleasure in the duo's surreal scenes together, but everyone else will likely view this story about a writer (Hunnam), his film-obsessed drug-addict brother (Chris O'Dowd) and a viral amateur-porn movie as one limp farce.
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Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Less inept than its worst-of-the-year title suggests, 3, 2, 1 . . . Frankie Go Boom nonetheless proves too ramshackle and aimless to ever achieve true absurdity.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A raunchy, sporadically funny comedy.
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Tragically unfunny, Frankie is occasionally elevated by some of its gifted and game cast, but the film's nasty, comedically incoherent script limits its potential.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Self-destructs in its quest for comic outrageousness.
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51 out of 100
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