Daddy Longlegs
Daddy Longlegs (2010)

A barely competent father takes his children on a series of offbeat adventures in this comedy drama from the writing and directing team of Josh Safdie and Ben Safdie. Lenny (Ronald Bronstein) works as a projectionist at a revival theater in… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 1, 2010
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83%
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50%



Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Raw, honest, and jarring, Daddy Longlegs sets a spellbinding new standard for DIY cinema.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

The film's grungy, ultra-low-budget look, thanks to the Safdie's handheld camera, is just right for catching the crummy, hardscrabble, rat-infested milieu.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Bronstein's loose-limbed performance as the brash, irresponsible father of two young boys establishes him as a genuine triple threat.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An indie bittersweet comedy gem.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Hitchcock would have loved it, even wrapped in the Safdies scruffy enigma of a movie.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If Daddy Longlegs is influenced by Cassavetes, well, that's not a bad thing. Few filmmakers have the nerve to travel that path.

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Oregonian

Takes a little while to find its way but becomes steadily more compelling as Lenny's character and considerable issues come into focus.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Most directors are, in fact, inspiring performers who reserve their performances for cast and crew; Bronstein is among the most self-unsparing and inspired of them, and his performance in the movie is a treasure.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Safdies deserve respect for surviving their childhood, if not for making a film about it that refuses to amuse or indict.

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Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine

A poignant, emotionally rich, sometimes playful, beautifully filmed tale of fractured fatherhood in New York City.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
"Daddy Longlegs" (aka "Go Get Some Rosemary") is a hand-made, ultra-New York film reminiscent of Azazel Jacobs's "Momma's… More
Jeff Talbott
With an engaging and disquieting mix of charm and unease, this mublecore-ish indie is the antidote to every Hollywood feel-good dad-learns-how-to-be-a-parent… More
Walter M.
In "Daddy Longlegs," Lenny(Ronald Bronstein), a film projectionist in New York City, is given custody of his two sons(Sage & Frey Ranaldo) for two… More
Glenn Gaylord
*INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINEE - BEST ACTOR and JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD* This is a deeply unsettling film about a manic, terrible father who thinks it's… More