70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A stunt-documentary whose conceit overlaps with the finding-yourself appeal of a road movie, Joseph Garner's Craigslist Joe is humbly charming.
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60

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
He's a nondescript protagonist, his benefactors, and he's never truly in need; as is made clear at the start, he has a comfortable life to return to whenever he chooses. So the picture becomes simply the moderately diverting record of an offbeat vacation.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
The documentary Craigslist Joe fulfills its unique premise - without providing much in the way of stakes, obstacles, tension or, frankly, greater meaning.
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50

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
Directed by Garner, Craigslist Joe is sweet, moving, and frustrating.
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42

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Craigslist Joe takes Garner on a 21st-century hitchhiking trip that not only didn't end in his gruesome murder, but in a month to remember fondly. It's an inspiring experience. For him.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
As hard as he tries, we never truly believe there's a lot at stake for Garner, who seems to cruise through America like a gringo taking a favela tour in Rio.
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45 out of 100
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