100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a grown-up movie, in its humor and in its wisdom about life. You need to have lived a little to understand the complexities of Tobias Allcott, who is played by James Coburn with a pitch-perfect balance between sadness and sardonic wit.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Jagger the actor is someone you want to see again. Eat your heart out, Madonna.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Until its conventional third act, Elysian Fields takes surprising turns. Garcia, Coburn and particularly Jagger surprise throughout.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a movie that starts off nicely, offers two marvelous performances (by James Coburn and Mick Jagger) and then slowly, unaccountably loses itself.
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63

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Suffers from an air of frosty detachment and a disappointingly stiff performance from Jagger, who also provides an unnecessary voice-over narration.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Craggy oldsters Mick Jagger and James Coburn steal the show from the young uns in The Man From Elysian Fields, a mostly entertaining twist on the Faust story about a writer who sells himself cheap.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A listless, predictable effort, occasionally redeemed by witty lines and charismatic performers.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Somewhere in this movie, amid the ponderous exchanges and unfortunate O. Henry-style coincidences, there's American tragedy.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A pompous and garbled parable about how terribly, terribly difficult it is to make it as a creative artist, and how important it is to maintain high standards of haberdashery.
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50

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Has an elegant feel, with beautiful shots on the beach and engaging camera work. If only Philip Jayson Lasker's writing could match that.
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57 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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