Cyrus Synopsis
A man (John C. Reilly) becomes locked in a battle of wills with his new lover's 21-year-old son.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A dulcetly crazy, certifiably hilarious and eerily mysterious little comedy.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Cyrus cues us to expect it to go over the top, but the film never does. That may be its neatest trick
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Cyrus, the summer's best, most original and crazily inventive comedy, is potently funny and painfully real.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Middle-aged romance can be a dicey prospect. And it gets more complicated when children are in the picture. But it gets more complex still...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Here is a film that uses very good actors and gives them a lot of improvisational freedom to talk their way into, around and out of social...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The comedy of discomfort that runs through Cyrus is often about several things at once. But the most prevalent emotion in this quirky yet...
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By Bob Mondello
The filmmakers -- mumblecore moguls, if such a thing can be said to exist -- prefer a squirmy kind of comedy that's all about the awkward...
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By Michelle Orange
Hill cuts a hilariously adversarial figure.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Don't be fooled by the casual style. There is nothing casual about these emotions, or about the talent of these two filmmakers.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Insightful but ultimately ponderous entertainment.
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Honest and very Well-Acted

By selassiejt
Let's be honest, movies these days are horrible. Seeing Cyrus was such a relief from big-budget, predictable Hollywood films. Both the acting as well as the cinematography were very honest. Though...

Definitely a change of pace for these two comedy kings

By unlvraptor
Cyrus was one of those rare movies you hear about but usually don't see. It's a Sundance movie, so expect in your face camera angles and shots you would usually see reserved for prime time reality...

Cyrus is creepy, not funny.

By FranCarpentier
Comedic Jonah Hill enters new territory here, and it's too painful to watch. Is his character Cyrus an overgrown spoiled Mama's boy? Or a mentally ill sociopath? A more skilled actor might have...

Mislabled Genre, Not A Comedy

By TWolves4409
Although it shows the dynamics of John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill, two great actors. This film starts slow and ends slower. To be honest, it sucks....

offbeat beauty

By wademovienut
Funny, thought provoking, well acted and one of the most unusual movies out this year. If you like movies that have realistic dialogue and great timing by the actors you'll love this one. Jonah Hill...

I'd rather have been forced to look through a strangers vacation photos

By nyccheeto
You couldn't have made this movie more dull if the characters just stood there motionless staring blankly at the screen. I cared nothing at all about any of the characters. Their issues were boring...

Different than the reviews

By jknapp1005
The trailers would have you believing this is a comedic revenge flick. While there are elements of both, I found this to be more of a dramedy than comedy. It was very thoughtful. If you can get past...

Five Word Review

By nappyg
Not Comedy but Psychological Dramedy...


By stapes
Cyrus. If it were possible to make a more boring movie I would be surprised. If there was a SCRIPT to this steaming pile of monkey droppings, I'd also be surprised. The camera work is unbelievable,...


By vmlong
Usually I enjoy pretty much anything John C. Reilly and Marisa Tomei do, but the writing in this was just bad. It seemed that most of Reilly's lines started with "Oh, Oh, well...." There were a few...

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Rated R | For some sexual material and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Indie romcom swaps raunchiness for quirkiness.
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