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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    In the end, there is something to be said for letting actors loose on a roller-coaster ride, but from time to time, someone needs to be operating the brakes. show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Though Jaglom intends for us to be charmed by show folk, the amateurish performances and perennially misjudged direction wind up portraying them instead as boundlessly needy narcissists. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    This Chekhovian-style comedy about a group of neurotic actors endlessly kibitzing during a weekend at a country house might have some appeal for self-absorbed thespians, but "civilians," as they're derisively referred to in the film, will find little of interest here. show more

  • 12
    Slant Magazine

    Henry Jaglom applies what must by now qualify as a tradition of pointless agitation to the disruption of theater. Unsurprisingly, the results are disastrous. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    Eventually, the self-regarding acting clan admits they're only human after all. By then, the audience may want to disown them. show more

  • 50
    The New York Times

    Partly reverent, mostly sendup, Just 45 Minutes From Broadway depicts theater folk as those lovably quirky people who can't stop performing in life, for better or worse. This film might be perfect for a preteen acting camp, or anyone whose eyes have that glowing, cultlike spark of the stage-obsessed. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    In an overlong sequence shot to resemble an actual play, the acting feels so forced, the staging so wooden, that it's impossible to be fully engaged in what's actually going on. The actual story is, if not quite rote, certainly nothing new. show more

  • 40
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    An investment in theatrical self-indulgence with diminishing returns. show more

  • December 13, 2012 marlene
    Report This User

    We went to a preview of this film and walked out. First time ever at a screening. This movie lacked a script, and seemed like a self-indulgent, meaningless, low budget, home movie without purpose or coninuity.

  • December 07, 2012 ch00000000133327
    Report This User


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