'Barry Munday' Critic Reviews

72%
MovieWeb:   0 reviews
43%
Rotten Tomatoes:   15 reviews
  • Robert Abele Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    50
    D'Arienzo's love of trite indie-movie signposts of comic quirkiness -- deadpan delivery, overly formal camerawork, characters delivering dialogue into the camera, stunt casting -- is ultimately regrettable.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Jay Antani Cinema Writer
    50
    D'Arienzo's screenplay and direction goes for a cross between naturalism and absurdity, but it's largely a queasy, oil-and-water blend.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Brian Orndorf BrianOrndorf.com
    59
    An oddball feature lacking a fine point to tie it all together, but it spotlights a cast game to try something new for a change, committing to the aimlessness with endearing slack-jawed concentration.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Fred Topel Can Magazine
    Barry remains immature in serious situations like a doctors office. He does follow a respectable character arc, never sacrificing humor to learn his lessons.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Neil Miller Film School Rejects
    It trades schmaltz for honesty and receives heaps of laughs as its reward.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Peter Martin Cinematical
    [Transcends] a familiar plot with sharp dialogue and awkward grace.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Scott Tobias NPR.org
    A deeply off-putting independent comedy.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Jason McKiernan Filmcritic.com
    40
    With characters this grating, one wonders how much better Barry Munday might have been had all these good performers just acted normal
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Nathan Rabin AV Club
    25
    This sluggishly paced quirkfest is awfully sophomoric for a film all about giving up the facile thrills of youth for the responsibilities of adulthood.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Karina Longworth L.A. Weekly
    A dreadfully unfunny slog through contemporary dysfunctional family indie cliche.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Geoff Berkshire Metromix.com
    40
    Just what we need, another self-consciously quirky indie comedy as low on laughs as it is on inspiration.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Jay Antani Moving Pictures Magazine
    50
    goes for a cross between naturalism and absurdity, but it's largely a queasy, oil-and-water blend
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Dustin Putman DustinPutman.com
    50
    You watch it, you shrug, you go about your day.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Jason Zingale Bullz-Eye.com
    60
    Manages to be both funny and touching when it doesn't seem capable of either.
    Full Review » 4 years ago