Grand Theft Parsons Synopsis
Phil Kaufman (Johnny Knoxville) steals the corpse of musician Gram Parsons (Gabriel Macht) .
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Film Threat

Top it off with a cameo by the real-life Phil Kaufman, and you've got a rock'n'roll road movie like no other. Wherever he is, Gram should...
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Variety

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A likably laid-back spin about the bizarre fate of rock 'n' roll legend Gram Parsons' corpse. Inspired by a true story, pic travels down...
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Gram Parsons' last rites were among the most extra­ordinary in rock history. Too bad this retelling of the singer's final adventure is...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
What could have served as a colorful episode in a more expansive film about the famed singer has instead become the premise of a mildly...
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50

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
The film is too low-key to be the farcical rock-and-roll jape it sometimes seems to strive for, yet too lighthearted to be affecting.
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50

Los Angeles Times

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Knoxville is surprisingly good playing a man who may have been in one too many barroom brawls, moving with a hunched, hips-forward swagger...
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50

The New York Times

By Dana Stevens
Parsons himself might have written a surreal, funny-sad ballad about the aftermath of his own death, but Grand Theft Parsons is little more...
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50

Village Voice

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Neither a satisfying exploration of ’70s culture, nor a madcap "Weekend at Bernie’s" caper, nor an informative paean to Parsons's...
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
Knoxville, in his first dramatic role, does what he can with script and direction that aggressively eschew any insight into Kaufman's grief.
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40

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The best thing about the whole sorry enterprise is the soundtrack, which features choice tunes by Bruce Springsteen, Starsailor and, of...
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Rated PG-13