Flakes
Flakes (2007)

An old hippie owns a bistro that only sells cereal and spends his days serving cereal and chatting with the local clientele about the history of cereal and the ideal milk to flake ratio. Suddenly his utopian state is disrupted when a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

There are a few sweet moments as the story reaches its unsurprising conclusion. But, all in all, Flakes isn't going to bowl you over.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

The characters Lehmann and company use as generational mouthpieces bear no relation to any people who have ever existed, and they barely work as parody. It's cool to see the old retro cereals on the restaurant shelf, though.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Quirky, mature hipster comedy is a bit too soggy.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Unless you happen to be one yourself, chances are pretty good that you'll take an immediate dislike to the self-satisfied hipsters who populate this disappointing comedy from Heathers director Michael Lehmann.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A business course on cutthroat capitalism disguised as a slacker comedy: That's the kindest way to describe Michael Lehmann's Flakes.

Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com

Hey Flakes, 1994 called: they want their unshaved, American Spirit-smoking statement on individual artistic potential struggling to survive in a corporate world back

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Minor to the point of barely existing.

Julia Wallace
Village Voice

Despite a few good one-liners, the dialogue is overwritten.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The amazing Deschanel once again proves her astonishing ability to exist comfortably within a scene, as well as slightly above it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Cereal and pop culture are fun, but this movie, not as much. It was still a nice little quirky indie film, but a little too uneventful, and predictable. Extra… More
t h o m !
I always seem to gravitate to films like these... rarely do I ever feel fulfilled. The premise of the film seemed great; same old story arc told from a… More
Leigh Ryan
Totally adorable, but that's because of Deschanel. She just oozes adorableness... Very quirky and funny.
Sunil Jawahir
It's majorly predictable but pretty alright. I can't really recommend it though. Christopher Lloyd is totally wasted in this.
Lewis C.
Flakes is more dry and boring than any bowl of cereal could ever be. I've enjoyed many a hipster indie movie, but all the quirky characters in the world… More