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Based on 17 Reviews
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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Quite a spectacle, but the movie falls flat. show more

  • 25
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    It's both amazing and depressing how much talent goes to waste in the lame adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s 1973 absurdist novel. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Among the year's biggest disappointments. show more

  • 59
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    Just isn't funny enough to sustain the lunacy. show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    A crude, manic and embarrassingly unfunny satire that feels off from beginning to end. show more

  • 38
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Consumerism is running more amok than ever, but this satire of it isn't. show more

  • 25
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    This is the most-off-the-mark adaptation of a novel since Brian DePalma's what-was-that "Bonfire of the Vanities." show more

  • 30
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Vonnegut's brand of juvenile surrealism...doesn't age especially well...but it could hardly be worse served than to be brought to the screen with such ham-fisted literal-mindedness. show more

  • 50
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Fails in a pretty spectacular manner but, to its everlasting credit, it goes down swinging and sometimes even connecting. show more

  • NA
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    A movie so unhinged it practically dares you not to hate it. show more

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