No Such Thing Synopsis
A journalist (Sarah Polley) meets a reptilian monster (Robert John Burke) in Iceland.
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Boston Globe

Hartley's loquacity and arguable pretentiousness are stemmed by his sense of play. Even when they run afoul, his movies still have the...
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New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
If you've come to appreciate Hal Hartley's idiosyncratic style through films like "Flirt" and "The Unbelievable Truth," his take on the...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
An uneasy mixture of tragedy, satire, monster yarn and David Cronenberg creepiness, No Such Thing can't decide what it wants to be or how...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Less an American product than an international escapade, it's the kind of pigeonhole-resisting romp that Hollywood too rarely provides.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The film is little more than a stylish exercise in revisionism whose point -- we create, then destroy our own monsters in order to assure...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Hartley is trapped between sincerity and mock sincerity, and that all but dooms a filmmaker to slipping through the cracks.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Does he (Hartley) succeed? Not with a movie this plodding, peevish and gimmicky. Is it fun to watch him try? Me, I'll take failed ambition...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The film's pace is just plain wacky, moving with the haste of a receding glacier most of the time, but then jumping ahead as if Hartley hit...
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Film Threat

By Chris Gore
Yes, the film is an allegorical modern fairy tale with plenty of pretty obvious social commentary, but if I can't identify with one...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
No Such Thing is inexplicable, shapeless, dull. It doesn't even rise to entertaining badness.
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Rated R | For Brief Violence and Language