75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Strong performances and sharp dialogue distinguish Jeff Lipsky's melancholy second feature, which charts the two-year course of a "perfect" relationship whose flaws are evident from the outset.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Curiously, the film seems to have no discernible point, and yet -- this is practically unique -- the absence of a point becomes, in itself, a form of narrative interest.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The hero remains such an exhibitionistically cocky, walled-off jerk that Flannel Pajamas' glib conversational ''candor'' yields no mystery. And that's a problem in two hours of talk.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Love can be a battleground, and, despite its homey-sounding title and gentle, almost nonchalant air, Jeff Lipsky's Flannel Pajamas gives us a series of messages from the front.
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58

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
You never really end up rooting for their happiness, as a couple or individually, so emotionally there's not much at stake.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
What starts out seeming like a poor man's Woody Allen morphs into something closer to an American version of "Scenes From a Marriage."
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50

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
In what essentially is a two-character play, Kirk and Nicholson behave more like acting partners than real people. Their lack of appetite for each other is particularly awkward in the frequent scenes requiring casual nudity and sexual activity.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
For much of Flannel Pajamas I wondered if the couple's big problem was that Stuart was secretly gay. Nothing so interesting - he's just a narcissistic control freak and she's off-puttingly needy.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Ever been on a blind date that you knew would be dismal from the start? Well, this is the movie version of that date, stretched out over the slowest two hours imaginable.
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20

Film Threat

The thing is, these chatty, pedantic, annoying characters are simply not interesting enough to follow for five minutes, let alone over two hours.
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49 out of 100
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