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Synecdoche, New York

Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity.

R In Theaters 10/24/2008 , 124min.
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Critic score based on 34 reviews

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March 13, 2009
I fully enjoyed this movie and I can't wait until I watch it again. It was one of the most amazing movies of the year and its too bad not everyone can feel the same way about it. Either you'll love this movie or not get it and hate it.
January 04, 2009
As you can see there is quite a stark contrast between what the "reviewers" think of this movie and what people in the "real world" think of this mess. Can I give it zero stars? I wanted to like this movie. Really, I did. The cast is first rate and it started out interestingly enough. But the movie decends into a muddled, meandering mess. And talk about depressing! The story within a story
January 03, 2009

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
Sprawling, awe-inspiring, heartbreaking, frustrating, hard-to-follow and achingly, achingly sad movie. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
The film disappoints terribly, too. The directorial debut of such an imaginative and clever screenwriter was a highly anticipated event. His "Being John Malkovich" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" are two of the most innovative and intriguing movies of the past decade. Synecdoche is one of the most maddening. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The problem is that the movie's worldview, in the end, isn't expansive enough to justify the (quite literal) stage it takes place on. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Just because a movie is ambitious and challenging doesn't mean it can't also be tedious and at times unbearable. Full Review
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
To say that Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York is one of the best films of the year or even one closest to my heart is such a pathetic response to its soaring ambition that I might as well pack it in right now. Full Review

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