Brief Interviews With Hideous Men Synopsis
A grad student (Julianne Nicholson) deals with a recent breakup by interviewing various men.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
One hell of a date movie. A surgical examination of the male psyche based on David Foster Wallace's book and written and directed by John...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
At times, the movie could have been called "Me and You and Every One of the Bastards We Know," but Krasinski preserves Wallace's whooshing...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An insightful, sharply written and unsettlingly amusing exploration of the darker elements of masculinity.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
In his directorial debut, Krasinski doesn't seem to believe in his hideous men so much as he appears intimidated by them.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A blast from the 1980s, when the idea that men were essentially rapists and women rapees was a popular way to score chicks on campus.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
What this arid and arty exercise offers is the opportunity for a bunch of actors, many of them tethered to TV series, to deliver theatrical...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
If we learn nothing else about Krasinski as a filmmaker, it’s that he thinks more is more.
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40

NPR

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Faced with the unenviable choice between honoring his daunting inspiration and telling his own story, the director shoots straight down the...
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
They’re not all hideous, the men who sit for interviews with a graduate student (Nicholson) and unload their dirty laundry. Sometimes...
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
The question is, could someone turn these full-frontal-dudity snapshots into a satisfying, cohesive movie? Answer: no, but not for lack of...
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Five Word Review

By kyoung253
Beautiful Thought-provoking Intelligent visual honest...

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What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Intense look at gender and relationships is best for adults.
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