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Based on 12 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Maybe you have to have experienced one of these anti-weather urban cocoons to appreciate the concept of the film, and the prickly people who populate it. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    It's a smart and creative comedy that skewers cheaply dehumanizing architecture and self-absorbed yuppie mentalities in a series of skillfully assembled scenes. See it in a theater that's waydowntown, and city life may never look the same. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The film will resonate with today's alienated workers, whose every brain cell and nerve ending hates the soul-crushing jobs they're told they should be grateful to have. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Waydowntown may not be perfect, but it is perfectly astute in the target it selects and in the questions it raises. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Quirky and sometimes hilarious Canadian comedy. show more

  • 60
    Steve Simels TV Guide

    The acting is similarly accomplished across the board, though it must be noted that Currie nearly walks off with the film: He's the funniest preppie seducer since Tim Matheson in "Animal House" (1978). show more

  • 30
    Phil Hall Film Threat

    Writer/director Gary Burns offers a suffocating experience which is too boring to be accepted as a satire, too lame to be accepted as a farce, and too infantile to be accepted as a drama. show more

  • 80
    Peter Rainer New York Magazine (Vulture)

    Has a poignant undertone: We may feel we already know in our bones just how suffocating this culture is; but the people who made this movie seem to be discovering each fresh horror for the first time. It's like watching a virgin sacrifice. show more

  • 70
    Keith Phipps The A.V. Club

    Occasionally resembling an episode of Seinfeld taken to the big screen, waydowntown shares that show's ability to mine mundane details for humor, and its Tomorrowland-gone-awry setting provides plenty of raw material. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    A smart, sardonic satire. show more

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