100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Some kind of sweet, wacky masterpiece.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie bubbles with intellectual curiosity and narrative ambition.
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70

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
Part goofy drug comedy, part shocking bloodbath. It’s a riot of tones and genres, but unlike that other recent hybrid, "Pineapple Express," the parts add up to something larger.
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70

Boxoffice Magazine

Writer/director Tim Blake Nelson manages a finely tuned balance that is rare in cinema. Moving from the far reaches of comedy to the nether regions of drama, he never skips a beat or sets the pitch too high.
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50

The New Yorker

By David Denby
The movie is a showcase for digital technology and for Norton’s virtuosity, but I wish it weren’t such a weightless shambles.
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Don’t be misled by the title Leaves of Grass. Do not expect literacy, either. This stoner comedy has nothing whatsoever to do with Walt Whitman or poetry of any kind.
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50

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
A mixed bag of often mismatched ideas.
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50

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
His (Nelson) timing is off and his bullshit detector nonexistent. I don't much care for the Coens, but the sad truth is that their cynical nihilism is a lot less spurious than Nelson's earnest sentimentality.
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40

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
A dumb comedy out to prove its genre-defying smarts--the title is both an onscreen-supported reference to Walt Whitman and a wacky-tobaccy allusion--Leaves of Grass is a mostly mirthless affair; not even the sight of Edward Norton portraying twins tickles as it should.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It is so outrageous with its ethnic caricatures, hokey plot and twin-brother mix-ups that you know the whole thing is a lark.
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58 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.