• Released
  • October 13, 1996
  • NR
  • Comedy
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Schizopolis Synopsis
A man (Steven Soderbergh) works for the unpleasant guru of a Scientology-like movement.
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80

Dallas Observer

By Andy Klein
At first glance, Schizopolis may seem like no more than a grab-bag of tricks and gimmicks, but repeat viewings reveal a more coherent...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's fresh, unexpected and goofy. It's not a smart career move, just a film that its director wanted to make for some crazy reason, and he...
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70

The A.V. Club

By Keith Phipps
Fast-paced and ambitious, it never bores, and Soderbergh proves himself interesting to watch in addition to being gifted behind the camera.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
It's just that audiences are going to have a hard time tidily summarizing what it is they just experienced (and I suspect the same holds...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

When it works, it's the best film of the year. When it doesn't, take cover.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Soderbergh has lots to say but this time seems to lack the confidence to express himself seriously.
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40

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
It winds up illustrating the very emptiness it mocks.
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25

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A painfully self-conscious comedy that mistakes relentless self-referentiality for cleverness, this half-witted misfire is filled with...
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20

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Given the audacity, it would be a pleasure to report that the results are hilarious, but most of it isn't even funny, and the sense of...
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20

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
Some of the filmmaker's keen intelligence remains on display, but only in fractured and often obscure form, and pic overall gives the...
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Rated NR