80

The Hollywood Reporter

In the film's most flamboyant role, Peter Sarsgaard's devil-ish charisma and cold bluster is frightening.
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60

Film Threat

Disappointed fans of Michael Chabon will have to watch "Wonder Boys" for solace, for The Mysteries of Pittsburgh boasts only one core mystery: how one can take such promising material and render it completely unmemorable?
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Earnest but unconvincing film.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Remember the final page of Gatsby, a real American tragedy, when the green light beckons us into an ever-receding future? Now that was a mystery. This is, well, Pittsburgh.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is all the more artificial because it has been made with great, almost painful, earnestness.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Marries an unengaging love triangle to a flat visual style, nearly squashing the one good thing in it -- a scruffy, slouching performance from Peter Sarsgaard.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A coming-of-ager that nearly slaughters you by minute 30 with the relentlessness of its protagonist's voiceovers.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Almost nothing works in this movie.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
You know a movie's got problems when the most memo rable thing about it is Sienna Miller's mustache.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A stillborn rendering of Michael Chabon's first novel.
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38 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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