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Martin & Orloff
American independent filmmaker Lawrence Blume makes his feature debut with the absurd dark comedy Martin & Orloff, starring a lot of the folks from the Upright Citizens Brigade. Martin Flam (Ian Roberts) designs mascot costumes for a corporate chain of Chinese restaurants. After a failed suicide attempt, he goes to see the incompetent therapist Dr. Eric Orloff (Matt Walsh). Under the guise of conducting therapy sessions, the quack doctor then drags Martin on a series of seemingly random adventures about town. Dr. Orloff then recruits a gang of oddballs and malcontents (played by Katie Roberts,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

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"One of the few films you could call wildly uneven and the filmmakers would still consider it a compliment."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Provides a fairly steady series of laughs thanks to the fully committed performances by the two stars and the sheer brazenness of its humor."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Grows on you, as does stress-inducing, carefree Orloff on bemused Martin."
‑ Paul Sherman, Boston Herald
"While there are some inspired moments of merriment, the overall product leaves much to be desired."
‑ Edward Havens,
"Suffocated by self-conscious absurdism, this in-joke of a movie is moribund."
‑ Susan Green, Boxoffice Magazine
"The movie and its players have a natural, matter-of-fact sense of comedy. It doesn't rub our faces in its jokes."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Martin & Orloff might have worked as a 10-minute sketch, but Lawrence Blume's low-budget feature quickly wears thin."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"A refreshing, original departure from junk like Starsky & Hutch."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"A more accurate title: Measly & Awful."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Even though this film swings for the fences but doesn't quite connect, Martin and Orloff is still a solid double off the wall."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"You'll chuckle at least once during the proceedings -- but probably not much more than that."
‑ Ellen Fox, Chicago Tribune
"Unless you find kicks in the groin hilarious, the lunacy here is considerably more tired than inspired."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The saw about the shrink who's crazier than his patient gets a workout here, but it's given a likable spin by both of the leads."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"Sure, it's not much more than a 'sketch after sketch' presentation, but one can forgive an aimless narrative when the gags are this unexpectedly funny."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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