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Based on 10 Reviews
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  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    “Um” winds up as empty as its mean streets are phony. show more

  • 30
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Playing the emotionally shut-down driver for an escort service, the actor provides what little interest there is to be found in this otherwise aimless depiction of urban alienation. show more

  • 50
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    Director Mark L. Mann seems to be searching for the meaning in aimlessness, and in lowered expectations. But too often the narrative left me feeling the titular “um.” show more

  • 12
    Slant Magazine

    The levels of insight provided into the characters are exactly commensurate with any conceivable viewer's interest in learning more about these nonentities. show more

  • 20
    Time Out New York

    At least Keanu Reeves brings a certain muddled gravitas to the role of an escort-service driver who spends his time idling with off-duty party girls. show more

  • 58
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    Though ultimately unsuccessful, it valiant reaches for a funky, wild critique of hedonistic sluggards wandering through society with no clear direction. But more than anything else, it delivers Keanu in his element. show more

  • 30
    Village Voice

    Reeves is able to make such potentially silly material as this strangely compelling, but his hard work is ultimately a drop in an otherwise empty bucket. show more

  • 30
    Justin Chang Variety

    This scrappy, draggy study in soul-crushing failure and disappointment is noteworthy primarily as a showcase for its lead actor’s most quintessentially Keanu performance in years. show more

  • 20
    Amy Nicholson Los Angeles Times

    Neither the film, nor the film within the film, hold our attention. Bummer, Keanu. show more

  • 10
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    What does it add up to? Um ... I have no idea and don’t really care. Just because the characters waste their time doesn’t mean you should waste yours watching them circle the drain. show more

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