63

Slant Magazine

Populated with unlikely occurrences and oddball characters, it plays out, to put it most complimentary, like a dull, slower moving "After Hours."
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60

Village Voice

The tiredness of its conceit aside, the film manages to ingratiate thanks to a script that pleasantly ping-pongs from one digressive dialogue to another and a persuasive performance by Hall.
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50

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
The film is not without charm, much of it provided by Larson as the sneakily demanding Brie. Liu is also funny and vaguely dangerous, while Henke is an agreeable presence. As for Hall, he's not asked to do much more than mope.
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Nobody in this sweet-natured, low-testosterone trifle is out for blood. Mr. Hall gives an agreeable portrayal of a man-child not unlike David Fisher, his character on "Six Feet Under."
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40

Time Out New York

Hall's puppy-dog charisma holds up under the strain, but it isn't nearly enough to keep this messy midlife-crisis dramedy afloat. A little of this Bliss goes a long way.
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40

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
One can guess how the elements here might have been alluring on the page, but helmer/co-scenarist Michael Knowles' third feature doesn't find the distinctive tone needed to make its eccentric characters less than irksome and its plot more than arbitrary.
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35

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Without much actual character to latch on to, most of the actors seem lost and awkward, even the usually dependable Hall.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The "Dexter" star gives it his all in this indie comedy about a 35-year-old unemployed man coping with various romantic and life crises, but by the end of this terminally cute effort you'll wish that he just stop moping and kill somebody already.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Fails to draw much humor from farcical situations.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The biggest trouble with "Bliss" is the way it wastes a cast that deserves so much more.
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38 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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