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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Curiously, the film seems to have no discernible point, and yet -- this is practically unique -- the absence of a point becomes, in itself, a form of narrative interest. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Ever been on a blind date that you knew would be dismal from the start? Well, this is the movie version of that date, stretched out over the slowest two hours imaginable. show more

  • 50
    James Greenberg The Hollywood Reporter

    What starts out seeming like a poor man's Woody Allen morphs into something closer to an American version of "Scenes From a Marriage." show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Strong performances and sharp dialogue distinguish Jeff Lipsky's melancholy second feature, which charts the two-year course of a "perfect" relationship whose flaws are evident from the outset. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Love can be a battleground, and, despite its homey-sounding title and gentle, almost nonchalant air, Jeff Lipsky's Flannel Pajamas gives us a series of messages from the front. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    For much of Flannel Pajamas I wondered if the couple's big problem was that Stuart was secretly gay. Nothing so interesting - he's just a narcissistic control freak and she's off-puttingly needy. show more

  • 20
    Film Threat

    The thing is, these chatty, pedantic, annoying characters are simply not interesting enough to follow for five minutes, let alone over two hours. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The hero remains such an exhibitionistically cocky, walled-off jerk that Flannel Pajamas' glib conversational ''candor'' yields no mystery. And that's a problem in two hours of talk. show more

  • 58
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    You never really end up rooting for their happiness, as a couple or individually, so emotionally there's not much at stake. show more

  • 50
    Bill White Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In what essentially is a two-character play, Kirk and Nicholson behave more like acting partners than real people. Their lack of appetite for each other is particularly awkward in the frequent scenes requiring casual nudity and sexual activity. show more

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