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The Big Apple of this evanescent tone poem is an invented nocturnal landscape featuring speechifying eccentrics and absurdist moments that feel northern European in sensibility. Read full review
Kári relies too heavily on the fleeting rewards of situation for the film to come together as an involving story. Read full review
One of the least likable characters (Cox) in recent memory--irascible, but with moments of real tenderness--he’s the reason this strange movie takes on a perverse charm that is uniquely its own. Read full review
The movie begins to wear out its welcome even before a conclusion of breathtaking corniness. Read full review
The movie's two bright spots are Cox and Dano, who perform excellently despite the dull inevitabilities the script forces on them. Read full review
Dagur Kari both wrote and directed, so he has no one else to blame for so little originality. Neither does his hard-working cast, all of whom deserve better. Read full review
As robust and clever an actor as Cox is, he can't make Jacques any less of a blowhard; Kari's wit simply doesn't come through in English, at least with this script. Read full review
Cox doesn’t so much chew the scenery as inhale it. Dano looks on in awe. Read full review
The actors cast themselves adrift on the sinking vessel of this story and go down with the ship. Read full review
It's a strange thing, this type of whimsy. Kari offers us ideas in place of characters, and yet he expects us to see through these ideas to the real-life conditions they represent - and then to respond to them in kind. Read full review
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