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Based on 26 Reviews
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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Jagger the actor is someone you want to see again. Eat your heart out, Madonna. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A listless, predictable effort, occasionally redeemed by witty lines and charismatic performers. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Until its conventional third act, Elysian Fields takes surprising turns. Garcia, Coburn and particularly Jagger surprise throughout. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Craggy oldsters Mick Jagger and James Coburn steal the show from the young uns in The Man From Elysian Fields, a mostly entertaining twist on the Faust story about a writer who sells himself cheap. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a grown-up movie, in its humor and in its wisdom about life. You need to have lived a little to understand the complexities of Tobias Allcott, who is played by James Coburn with a pitch-perfect balance between sadness and sardonic wit. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's a movie that starts off nicely, offers two marvelous performances (by James Coburn and Mick Jagger) and then slowly, unaccountably loses itself. show more

  • 63
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Suffers from an air of frosty detachment and a disappointingly stiff performance from Jagger, who also provides an unnecessary voice-over narration. show more

  • 50
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

    Has an elegant feel, with beautiful shots on the beach and engaging camera work. If only Philip Jayson Lasker's writing could match that. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Somewhere in this movie, amid the ponderous exchanges and unfortunate O. Henry-style coincidences, there's American tragedy. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It's Jagger's bone-dry, mournfully brittle delivery that gives the film its bittersweet bite. Michael Des Barres and Anjelica Huston make the most of their supporting roles. show more

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