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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 25
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    You'd be better off spending an evening with the collected works of Rob Schneider. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    The film looks like it cost 10 cents, but a lot of the jokes are gold. Hollywood, take notice of writer-director James Westby. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Westby's sympathy for the Scottys of the world is evident, but like them he doesn't always know how to put his best face forward. show more

  • NA
    Austin Chronicle

    Instead of offering any insight or (dare I dream?) entertainment, Film Geek presents a socially retarded main character stumbling through a dimwitted plot with a series of painfully unfunny nonjokes. show more

  • 83
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    James Westby's loving and self-aware homage to mouth-breathing boys who worship Wong Kar-Wai and can't talk to girls is the opposite of Tarantino-esque: It's Westby-ish, interspersing settings of biting social oafishness with spasms of film knowledge. show more

  • 83
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    With limited means, Westby makes excellent use of Portland locations and cinematic references to make Film Geek a mostly spot-on, sometimes hilarious character study. His greatest asset is Malkasian, who gives Scotty the prototypical geek attributes. show more

  • 30
    Lawrence Van Gelder The New York Times

    Film Geek has a likable premise, an unusual setting in downtown Portland, Ore., and a pleasantly homemade indie feel. Unfortunately, Scotty Pelk, as written by James Westby and played by Mr. Malkasian, is actually so irritating, so genuinely hard to take, that like the rest of the characters in this semiautobiographical movie, we soon find ourselves itching to get away from him. show more

  • 20
    Village Voice

    Westby never provides a reason you should pay to spend 70 minutes with Scotty, but he offers at least a dozen compelling ones not to. show more

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