Blumenthal
Blumenthal (2014)

Celebrated playwright, Harold Blumenthal, has passed away after succumbing to cardiac arrest while laughing at his own joke. Now, Harold's estranged and jealous brother, Saul, must confront his personal hang-ups to deliver himself from… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 28, 2014
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

Fisher is a fine actor, but his movie is entirely derivative.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Sharp yet overdetermined, "Blumenthal" doesn't breathe naturally - it's a comedy in a box. Just not a box that everyone will want to open.

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Katie Walsh
The Playlist

Heralding the arrival of Seth Fisher as a voice to watch, Blumenthal is much like its characters: a frankly funny and original piece of work.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Not all of Fisher's debut feature works, but when it does the results are lacerating, hilarious, and surprisingly forgiving.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Let's see what Fisher does next.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Though a missed opportunity, Blumenthal contains bits and pieces to savor.

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Scott Foundas
Variety

A limp facsimile of a Woody Allen ensembler set in a familiar world of New York Jewish intellectuals - minus only the wit, and the intellect.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Fisher's filmmaking, aside from a couple scenes ... that are nicely composed in long-take two-shots, is too consistently flat to make the material spark.

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