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Schizopolis Reviews

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November 10, 2003
moderately funny and seriously skewed
| Original Score: 3/5
June 23, 2004
At once an astute study of the banality of modern life and a banal student film wrapped around a series of inside jokes.
August 22, 2004
Taken as a whole, the film fails to maintain the consistent absurd tone it is aiming for.
Read More | Original Score: 66/100
July 4, 2011
Though funny and observant at times, it still comes across as a strained juvenile guerilla movie whose bizarre antics never caught fire.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 14, 2001
Schizopolis represents a minor act of self-indulgence on the part of the sometimes eccentric Steven Soderbergh but results in major tedium for the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 5, 2002
Schizopolis is Steven Soderbergh's berserk and uneven attempt to mimic Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou; he wants to provoke reaction but he's not quite sure how to go about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 20, 2003
Exasperating as it is, Schizopolis has a deliberateness almost interesting enough to offset its sophomoric streak.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 25, 2020
Intensely aware of and yet utterly freed from cinematic conventions of storytelling and style, Schizopolis is like the product of Luis Bunuel and Richard Lester collaborating on a Tex Avery cartoon adapted from a Franz Kafka novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 10, 2003
Schizopolis is by no means an epochal event, but it's clever and offbeat, well worth appreciating on its own proper terms.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
It's fresh, unexpected and goofy. It's not a smart career move, just a film that its director wanted to make for some crazy reason, and he made it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 3, 2010
a filmmaking exercise from someone eager to stretch his legs, do something goofy, and experiment, all of which Soderbergh does without losing his audience
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 8, 2021
Despite Schizopolis' comedic diversions and periodic self-deconstructions, what sticks out the most about this film is how similar it is to David Lynch's Lost Highway, which was made at the same time.
January 6, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The fractured and elliptical narrative does make for tough going at times but viewers who hang in there are duly rewarded with moments of true inspiration.
November 11, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
No kidding, this is one weird movie. But if you're open to the wacky experience and you are patient, you will have a lot of laughs and gain surprising insight into contemporary society.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
Who knew that deep inside the soul of Steven Soderbergh beat the heart of a great comic actor?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 29, 2006
Read More | Original Score: B-
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