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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Does a number of sly things. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's not unusual for a Henry Jaglom film to fall into a black hole of narcissism, but he has outdone himself with his latest, a satire on Hollywood's unshakable self-absorption. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Frederick is the key to the movie and she's definitely an impressive new talent, someone who can really hold the screen and who delivers something striking or memorable in every scene. show more

  • 63
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    A must for Jaglom fans. For other viewers, it will depend upon how much they can take of Jaglom's improvisational style and Frederick's over-the-top, tear-filled acting. show more

  • 63
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Once again brushing aside critical drubbings and public indifference, determined independent auteur Henry Jaglom follows up the abysmal "Let's Go Shopping" with something far better: an old-school Hollywood cautionary tale about -- what else? -- Hollywood. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Meant to be an insider's tale, but it feels like it comes from the cinema of hangers-on. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Jaglom's scruffy style doesn't carry it through. He puts enough toxic insincerity on screen to singe, though. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    The movie buzzes with the quirky rhythms of Jaglom's patented improvisational shooting style, and those of Frederick herself, whose go-for-broke zaniness recalls that of a former Jaglom ingenue, Karen Black. show more

  • 60
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Knowing but never jaded, Hollywood Dreams is driven by Ms. Frederick's no-boundaries commitment to her broken character, a performance that's as startling as it is touching. In Mr. Jaglom's maverick hands, the appeal of illusion over reality is both fatal and irresistible. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    It's a very mixed bag. When it's good, Hollywood Dreams is corrosively funny and unexpectedly poignant. And when it's bad, it's over-the-top bad. show more

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