80

Film Threat

By Eric Campos
This is a weird little movie, and it's an interesting trip accompanying Dick Ritchie on his transformation.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The movie loses its way toward the end, shifting from wry black comedy to slightly overdone pathos. But there's plenty here to appreciate, making the title perfectly apt.
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75

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Special recalls a minor-key "Donnie Darko," but its vision is much more limited, and it sinks into Indiewood cliché whenever it reaches for profundity.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

Thanks to Rapaport's brio in embracing the hero's drug-induced delusions, the movie is less a failure than a noble experiment gone awry.
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50

Village Voice

All that's left then is a miserablist analogue to M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable," a sad portrait of paranoid delusion with wipe-out stunts played for the comic wincing of "Jackass."
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50

The New York Times

By Nathan Lee
Either way, it doesn’t quite go far enough as psychological study or cultural commentary.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Rappaport does a yeoman's job in this tonally confused oddity. The wonder is that Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore's Special is making it off the festival circuit and into theaters at all, however briefly.
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57 out of 100
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