Factotum Synopsis
A boozy writer drifts through a series of dead-end jobs and relationships.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A grim and sometimes funny examination of life on the margins and of a singular artist's world.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Factotum, starring Matt Dillon and Lili Taylor in two of their best film performances, is a good movie about the L.A. underbelly, as...
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75

New York Post

Each scene stumbles onto a detail of inspired absurdity or a crunchy bite of dialogue that encapsulates Chinaski's weird flavor of...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Matt Dillon is pitch-perfect as Bukowski's alter ego Hank Chinaski.
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63

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It is fragmented and episodic, and many of Bukowski's best bits are oddly truncated.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Bukowski fans - and they are legion - may fill in the blanks from their own knowledge of the writer and find Factotum a more complete...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Looks steam-cleaned, and that can't be right.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
After a while, Factotum surrenders to monotony and only the performances are likely to retain the viewer's interest.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Embracing such depths, Bukowski somehow made his art. Simulating them, Factotum just makes us queasy.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's too bad that the film was directed by the Norwegian minimalist Bent Hamer (Kitchen Stories), who makes a fetish of building scenes...
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Factotum

By dawn3547
Matt Dillon turns in a fabulous performance. This is at once funny and sad, yet Matt is his own man. I thoroughly enjoyed this film. Lili Taylor won some awards for her performance, which is...

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Rated R | For language and sexual content