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Rated R for language, some violence and brief drug use.

R In Theaters 11/21/2008 , 82min.
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Critic score based on 7 reviews

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November 15, 2008
I just saw the movie on Time Warner Movies on Demand and it was FANTASTIC! I really do mean it. I enjoyed it a lot am more than happy I took the chance on made the order.

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Village Voice
All that's left then is a miserablist analogue to M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable," a sad portrait of paranoid delusion with wipe-out stunts played for the comic wincing of "Jackass." Full Review
Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
Thanks to Rapaport's brio in embracing the hero's drug-induced delusions, the movie is less a failure than a noble experiment gone awry. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
The movie loses its way toward the end, shifting from wry black comedy to slightly overdone pathos. But there's plenty here to appreciate, making the title perfectly apt. Full Review
Eric Campos
Film Threat
This is a weird little movie, and it's an interesting trip accompanying Dick Ritchie on his transformation. Full Review
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Rappaport does a yeoman's job in this tonally confused oddity. The wonder is that Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore's Special is making it off the festival circuit and into theaters at all, however briefly. Full Review

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