Sympathy for Delicious Synopsis
A paralyzed DJ gets more than he bargained for when he tries faith healing.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Ruffalo gives voice to the film's unironic point of view.
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60

Time Out New York

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A mess-but a beautiful one, crammed with enough big ideas and outsize performances for three movies.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Though Bloom feels like he dropped in from another movie, it all spins on screenwriter Thornton's charismatic performance, which also...
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58

The A.V. Club

By Sam Adams
The character's miraculous gift never plays as more than a melodramatic contrivance-it's a gimmick, not an outgrowth of faith. The movie...
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Interesting but never compelling.
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
An odd, confusing, ugly and mostly indigestible movie about religious hysteria and rock 'n' roll-two subjects I find about as interesting...
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50

Village Voice

Ruffalo has assembled an exceptional cast-to surround writer and star Christopher Thornton, but a script that favors incident over story...
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40

Los Angeles Times

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Despite the powerful sense of place, Sympathy for Delicious unwinds a narrative thread that grows increasingly tattered and flimsy.
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
These characters may serve an obscure metaphorical agenda, but they make no psychological sense. And as the movie contemplates the rewards...
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40

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
This offbeat effort proves more admirable for its ambition than anything else, as the uneasy mix of satire, allegory, grittiness and...
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MUST SEE

By lmg10ny
This movie will be GREAT. It's something new that cinema has not seen. The writer, Chris Thornton has been working on this movie for 10 years!!! and this movie portrays his life story about how he...

The cinematography will pull you in

By jerryashton1
The expert camera work kept the eye entranced...sometimes painfully...in the way the characters were portrayed. Each actor was on full display, warts and all, in a very chiarascuro and shaded...

Challenging, Somewhat Dark Movie about Charity

By MChase07
A movie for people who enjoy themes of faith, hope and charity without the overly Christian undertones.A man whose life seems, by his own accounts, to be over, receives a gift and struggles with the...

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Rated R | For Pervasive language, some drug content and nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Scattered drama about faith and poverty is intense.
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