A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
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A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
Set in a stylized Los Angeles, 'A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III' is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles' life falls apart and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With the support of his loyal intimates- Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This giant turkey was produced, written, and directed by Roman Coppola, who must have thought the dumb fantasy sequences, steeped in movieland imagery, would remind people of 8-1/2 (or, at the very least, Head)."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"A film is a terrible thing to waste."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It's rare to witness a film with such a profound disconnect between the director's intention and the final product. It's clear Coppola is striving for some kind of meaningful sublime statement but in reality he has created an interminably vacuous picture."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"a Walter Mitty approach to justify the decadent and pathetic life of Charlie Sheen"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"When the subtlest part of your film is Charlie Sheen's performance, you've got a problem."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"The audience finds out just how long 84 minutes can be. The answer: really long."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The execution ... is perilously self-absorbed ..."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"The what-the-heck-was-that? novelty wears off with astonishing speed once it sinks in that none of this is going anywhere."
‑ Eric D. Snider, About.com
"A light (and slight) surrealistic comedy of emotional waywardness -- intriguing enough to qualify as a playful lark."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"And that glimpse reveals that the mind of Charles Swan III is actually a bad movie."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Perhaps the best thing that can be said about the film is that it adequately depicts the narcissism of its star ..."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"A movie that doesn't really seem to have any reason to exist, other than maybe to give writer and director Roman Coppola and star Charlie Sheen something to do for a few weeks."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Sheen is about as capable of playing a character who isn't Charlie Sheen as he is of playing a dog, or a muffin, or a bottle of shampoo."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Director Roman Coppola is nothing if not soaked in movie lore."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"It's a nearly perfect apology for the existence of Sheen2013, packaging him as a man out of time, born too late to be the kind of louche, decadent figure he'd easily get away with being 40 years ago."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
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