Daddy Longlegs Synopsis
An irresponsible divorced man spends two weeks with his young sons (Ronald Bronstein, Sage Ranaldo).
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
I don't know if what the Safdies endured growing up was akin to what audiences experience in Daddy Longlegs. But I'm very glad they...
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
At its best, this beautiful, off-the-cuff comedy-drama recalls John Cassavetes' shaggiest, most honest work.
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80

Time Out New York

The real treasure, however, is Bronstein, whose charismatically loopy, caffeinated performance carries an air of suspense: Can he keep his...
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80

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The Safdies filmed with handheld cameras, an obvious affection for New York and its denizens, and a script that includes so much structured...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The film's grungy, ultra-low-budget look, thanks to the Safdie's handheld camera, is just right for catching the crummy, hardscrabble,...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Bronstein's performance is crucial. It's difficult to make a manic character plausible, but he does.
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Like other so-called "mumblecore" movies, including Bronstein's own "Frownland," this is an unnervingly intimate glimpse of dysfunction,...
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63

Boston Globe

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Any normal mother or father, seeing how the movie’s protagonist, Lenny, ostensibly supervises his two sons (Sage and Frey Ranaldo), is...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Has a certain dark charm if you can put up with very jittery camera work and editing.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A disconcertingly jumpy tale of breathtakingly crummy parenting, the windblown movie dares a tolerant audience not to call Child Services.
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Rated NR