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  • NA
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The Comedy, one of the most self-indulgent, pretentious and unfunny movies of the year, is a mean-spirited piece of mumblecore that tries to provoke you, but only succeeds in boring you. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The movie may critique its antihero, but it also offers just one more venue in which he's allowed to wallow - while we pay his way. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The anomie of entitlement pushed to poisonous extremes is the basis of this provocation, which is as frustrating as it is intriguing. show more

  • 88
    Joseph Jon Lanthier Slant Magazine

    Tim Heidecker's Swanson does not amuse us in spite of the pity he inspires but because of it. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Picture "Raging Bull" with a sleazy prep from the Brooklyn hipsteropolis of Williamsburg, and you'll get the idea of The Comedy, a character study that tries to make the revolting compelling. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    At some point, he finds himself drifting around a swimming pool, and it's tempting to think of Dustin Hoffman sinking to the bottom of the deep end in "The Graduate." But there's a difference. Swanson's pool is empty. show more

  • 25
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    If it weren't for Kate Lyn Sheil, who has a couple of scenes as a blase Brooklyn waitress inexplicably ending up in the protagonist's bed, 'The Comedy' might well have qualified as the worst film of 2012. show more

  • 20
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Unlike a truly daring movie like Lars von Trier's "The Idiots" - about a gang of clever jerks who pretend to be mentally retarded - The Comedy never musters an articulate indictment, nor does it have much to say on the subject of free-floating fatigue. show more

  • 40
    Austin Chronicle

    The film retreads much of the anti-comedic territory already bulldozed in Heidecker and Wareheim's own "Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie," retaining the scatological flavor but none of the surrealism. show more

  • 91
    Christopher Bell The Playlist

    It's a meaty film, filled with ideas unobscured by any generic narrative string, a move that shows not only the confidence of the director but his respect of the audience. This is one that'll have people talking. show more

  • April 08, 2013 un00000000144321
    Report This User

    although it is often hard to see through the wrongness that is tim and eric , they are in fact both truly great actors. tim\'s performance in this film is nothing short of juliard. check out the duo\'s billion dollar movie. approved as \"the greatest movie ever made\" by none other than steven speilberg

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