Crazy Eyes
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Zach (Lukas Haas) seems to be living the Hollywood bachelor dream - he's got a house in the hills, the phone numbers for dozens of beautiful women and a hard-partying lifestyle aided and abetted by his bartender pal, Dan (Jake Busey). It seems nothing can tie down this divorcée father, until he meets "Crazy Eyes" (Madeline Zima) - the one woman he can't have. As the two embark on a love-crazed, booze-fueled relationship, Zach's family issues begin to take center-stage, questioning whether or not this partying lost boy can step up to the challenge and become a man. -- (C)… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The resulting film has the integrity and the ugliness of the truth. It's not true because it's ugly; no, it's ugly because it's true."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Yes, it feels true. But why bother?"
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Hedonistic playboy tries Platonic relationship in offbeat romantic romp."
‑ Kam Williams, myfilmblog
"Just because the main characters are in a constant state of depression and angst doesn't mean the audience should have to wallow in their misery as well."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"While the male characters are certainly not presented as models of enlightened behavior, their antics and crises are indulged in a manner not extended to their female counterparts."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"There's no colorful Boschian absurdism here, only soulless banter and projectile vomit."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"This slovenly, self-indulgent riff on Charles Bukowski-like fringe-livers has all of the naked harshness of Bukowski with none of the poetry."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"A rare example of the "decadent LA" movie, once thought extinct."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"The film seems to aim for a gritty and real depiction of a drug- and drink-fueled not-quite romance, but it's in fact just your worst fears about the kinds of people who populate L.A. brought to ugly, misogynistic and sometimes maudlin life."
‑ Alison Willmore, Movieline
"[VIDEO ESSAY] Matching the cold, callused, cynicism of Bret Easton Ellis's LA Gen-X "Less Than Zero," "Crazy Eyes" is too much in love with its spoiled brat protagonist. It is still a guilty pleasure in the theater of cruelty."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"One of those exercises in masculine self-pity and glib misogyny that frustrates because of its shortsightedness."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Sherman's feature turns out to be enamored of the kind of reality that gets left out of movies not because it's provocative or controversial, but because it isn't particularly interesting."
‑ Sam Adams, AV Club
"A hard sell unless you've got an appetite for self-destruction. Haas makes Crazy Eyes surprisingly digestible."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"The only audience likely to respond favorably to this vanity production about the slow, painful self-discovery of a rich, young Hollywood filmmaker would be other rich, young and screwed-up Hollywood filmmakers. But even they might be put off."
‑ Shirley Sealy, Film Journal International
"Crazy Eyes feels a bit like a more light-hearted Leaving Las Vegas or a more energetic Somewhere -- comparisons that are meant as compliments."
‑ Kate Erbland, Film School Rejects
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