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Ratings & Reviews

  1. dave gunn's rating of the film Entertainment

    It drags at times, but that detail is essential to emphasizing the dread and despair that surrounds every scene in this film.

  2. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Entertainment

  3. Henrique Amud's rating of the film Entertainment

    Whenever you have Alverson, Turkington and Heidecker together, I'll pay for the ticket. These guys are seriously skilled at dreading, confusing and depressing you while still living you in awe (well most of the time). The dead spaces are plenty and they might infuriate you after the umpteenth montage, but they are impressively efficient in putting you inside the mind of our boy Neil. And the cinematography is great.

  4. noice's rating of the film Entertainment

  5. Frank ViSo's rating of the film Entertainment

  6. Dries's rating of the film Entertainment

    Capolavoro destabilizzante che disgrega la percezione dello spettatore catapuldandolo in un incubo cupo e deprimente nel quale Turkington è quint'essenza del male di vivere, genio incompreso, alieno in una società sempre più disumanizzata e isterica. ''Qual'è la differenza tra courtney love e la bandiera americana? Non si dovrebbe pisciare sulla bandiera americana.''

  7. Jason's rating of the film Entertainment

    If Gregg Turkington's Neil Hamburger persona represents the nadir of millennial irony, Alverson has done us the service of exploring even deeper depths. If the self is a construct, it is not just for fun; the performed self fills in a void, just like entertainment does. Entertainment (the movie) is scuzzy and bleak (though it looks real good), because it looks past the constructions into the heart of a nullity.

  8. msmichel's rating of the film Entertainment

    Transgressive cringe comedy for those who like that sort of thing. A talentless comedian goes from dive to dive in the Mojave desert area lost in a purgatory of his own making. First half holds interest but one quickly realizes this isn't going anywhere.

  9. pietroz's rating of the film Entertainment

    A work of art. So many glimpses of beauty: the clown's dance, the jokes, Amy Seimetz throwing that glass, the woman in the bathroom giving birth to her child, the monochrome frames, the nervous breakdown at the party

  10. Eric Smith's rating of the film Entertainment

    I like the Neil Hamburger bits, the rest is just beyond me.

  11. James Mackin's rating of the film Entertainment

    Ever wanted to see a Neil Hamburger movie? This is the closest you'll get.

  12. -REM-'s rating of the film Entertainment

  13. Justwibi's rating of the film Entertainment

    actually this film can be great with the brilliant performances. but Entertainment too depressing and made me feel sleepy more than i tought.

  14. †. Kennedy Pope's rating of the film Entertainment

    A slow-paced, but disturbing story about the deterioration of the no-name performer's psyche. It's an oddly-satisfying, albeit depressing experience--in the best way possible.

  15. Des Horne's rating of the film Entertainment

  16. Luke Smithers's rating of the film Entertainment

    I can appreciate Entertainment as a thought piece. The movie fails to deliver and that is its intention. The comedian flounders both personally and professionally because of his deadpan lack of affect. This movie outs the many conventions that demand we perform and comes to question the obligation of its own medium. Why is there this burden of performance/liveness? (See Jose Esteban Munoz' Disidentifications)

  17. Dear Crying,'s rating of the film Entertainment

    The slow reveal of Turkington's internal gears is nicely understated.

  18. MarcusArcus's rating of the film Entertainment

  19. JMKE's rating of the film Entertainment

    Oh my god have you seen Rick Alverson's Twitter Avatar.

  20. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film Entertainment

    "Instead of getting to something, he's trying to get away from something." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2016/01/episode-86-rick-alverson-arrives-2010.html

  21. Scott Lucas's rating of the film Entertainment

    Any fool knows that you get a bowl full of pathos after squeezing out a couple handfuls of Neil Hamburger.

  22. antibody's rating of the film Entertainment

    Pretty, but uneven. Felt more like a first film than The Comedy. Plays with dream logic and surreality more than I generally like, especially after seeing Alverson crush "reality" his last go-around. There just isn't very much here to grab onto.

  23. saitosouta's rating of the film Entertainment

  24. El Biffo's rating of the film Entertainment

    The trailer actually quotes a review from Variety that describes it with the terms "soulless" and "nowhere", as though those are good things. The first half hour was good, then it really does go nowhere and offers a lot of nothingness which would be fine if it had been more balanced out with some somethingness. Why does John C. Reilly always take supporting roles? He was great as the lead in WRECK-IT-RALPH.

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