My Big Fat Independent Movie
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All those movies the snotty clerk at the video store keeps telling you to rent get raked over the coals in this over-the-top satiric comedy. Harvey (Eric Hoffman) and Sam (Neil Barton) are a pair of identically black-suited hitmen who have been assigned to take part in a conceptually disastrous robbery in Las Vegas. Harvey and Sam are supposed to pick the other members of their crew en route; however, by accident they end up with Johnny Vince (Darren Keefe), a would-be jazz musician with chronic woman problems, and try to compensate by taking a hostage, Julianne (Paget Brewster), a discount… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This low-budget effort lacks the wit necessary to sustain its brief 80-minute running time."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"It's a sour, petty act of mockery that values its own ineptitude over genuine cleverness, travestying Quentin Tarantino and others simply for dreaming up gimmicks that worked."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Village Voice
"...unrelentingly amateurish..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Clever at times, hilarious on occasion, but doesn't quite make it into the spoof hall of fame."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"My Big Fat Independent Movie is a frenetic attempt to spoof every major art-house film of the last decade."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"If you've seen all the above films, this will all sound just as silly as it is. If you haven't, it will just sound cuckoo."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The juvenile gags seem aimed at moviegoers who hate the whole idea of independent/art/foreign-language films and the stuck-up eggheads who like them -- so what's the point?"
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Every time the movie seems about to drown in its own blatancy and semicompetence, Gore and company come up with a winning gambit."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"This painfully unfunny spoof promises to do for independent movies what Airplane! did for disaster movies, but mostly what My Big Fat Independent Movie does is demonstrate the ineptitude of its makers."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Not every joke connects, but Gore and director Philip Zlotorynski make sure that five more are waiting around the corner."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Hilarious parody of contemporary indie cinema."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Too many corners cut, not enough quality control, and a screenplay that simply wasn't ready for camera."
‑ Oz,
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