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  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Writer, director and star Anthony Hopkins releases his inner muse with Slipstream, and guess who shows up - David Lynch! show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Amusing cinematic buffoonery by a man poking fun at movie conventions and the movie business itself. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Now is Slipstream worth seeing? I think so, if you'll actively engage your sympathy with Hopkins' attempt to do something tricky and difficult. If you want to lie back and let the movie come to you, you may be lying there a long time. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    Bold, experimental, off-the-wall kicky and utterly exasperating. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    If not exactly dull, Hopkins' stream-of-consciousness rant is nonetheless self-indulgent and crammed with bits of business that never add up to anything much. show more

  • 12
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    At 96 minutes, this vanity/insanity project runs a bit long; five minutes would have been plenty. show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    Slipstream is a properly bizarre journey. show more

  • 50
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    The film has moments of goofy delight, some pseudo-David Lynch spookery and a couple of comic supporting turns. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    Hopkins claims it's a comedy, and perhaps John Turturro's live-action cartoon of a mogul producer suggests so, but what does it all mean? That art can be just as shallow as Hollywood? show more

  • 50
    Carina Chocano Los Angeles Times

    Taking a cue from David Lynch, Hopkins fractures the narrative from the first frame, but unlike Lynch he doesn't go far enough in establishing a context from which to deviate. If the story fragments we're watching spring from the same mind, in other words, it's not obvious. show more

  • May 22, 2008 codyrsnydr
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    Anthony Hopkins is a wonderful actor, and I have enjoyed his work over the years. I saw that several notable actors were in this project with him and therefore the film MUST be great. Well.....I kept waiting for it to all come together, to be thrilled that I took the time to watch it. Im so sorry, Anthony, I think you should stick with acting! I will still go to see anything you are starring in, just so long as you havent written and directed it.

  • May 22, 2008 Martha
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    I love it... I was happy, Nicole carried the whole movie...I will recommend this movie to all my relatives and friends.

  • May 22, 2008 bebedo49
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    Hopkins has never disappointed... therefore must be given the credibility he so richly deserves. This film must be watched through to the final credits. Maybe then, his eager critics would begin to understand... oops, didn't mean to scare... He has given us a glimpse into the totality of modern cinema. Vanity, eccentricity, monetary gain over artistic expression, commercial exploitation.... you get the point (I hope). Hopkins has exposed all, or most of, the foibles associated with the production, direction, and what all the little people, et cetera do to give us Hollywood "blockbusters". Are you threatened? Confused? Bewildered?... Good. If not, take a private moment to look inside yourself. Unconventional?.... Well yeah! That's what makes movie lovers like me (occasionally) Throw in an opinion. I liked this movie. If you don't get that, watch it again. Or, just do your overburdened mind a favor, and just forget it. Speaking for me, "Way to go Tony! I'm hoping for more!" History is made by those who break out of the common mold.

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