60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The cast is uniformly appealing in out-of-left-field ways, but writer-director Brooks Branch lets the story amble lazily, which -- like Gabriel and almost every character like him you've ever seen -- gets a little tiring.
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50

Boxoffice Magazine

By Pete Hammond
Channing doesn't bring any new tricks to the table but with her character's tenacious and spirited nature she's fun to have around for a few brief scenes.
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50

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Timothy Hutton is a good actor. So whom to blame for Multiple Sarcasms?
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40

Time Out New York

Cowriter Branch isn’t much of a dramatist either, as this hoary midlife-crisis tale is watchable solely for its reliable cast.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
Rather than some deeper understanding of the human condition, what we get from Multiple Sarcasms is a lot of heavy breathing.
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40

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Timothy Hutton's fine, loose-limbed perf as a man adrift lifts Multiple Sarcasms, frosh scribe-helmer Brooks Branch's male menopause apologia, out of cliche-ridden territory -- at least temporarily.
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Woody Allen proved long ago that the self-pitying introvert is a fit subject for a movie, but only if the film has a strong enough sense of humor to make us laugh at ourselves. But Brooks Branch, who directed Multiple Sarcasms and wrote the screenplay with Linda Morris, was either too lazy to come up with the absurdist aphorisms that might give Multiple Sarcasms a lift, or he labored under the delusion that Gabriel’s metaphysical malaise is such a fresh idea that it deserves microscopic inspection.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Multiple Sarcasms happens to be the title of the play within the movie, and it turns out to be by far the most interesting thing in the film. Not that many people will want to suffer through the first 90 minutes of this vanity production to get there.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

A numbingly indulgent drama whose fine cast can't breathe life into a script that isn't nearly as self-aware as it thinks.
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10

Village Voice

A vanity production by Branch, previously a studio branding consultant, it's the kind of odious, self-validating wish fulfillment that actually makes you appreciate the more generous self-absorption of Henry Jaglom films.
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35 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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