No Such Thing
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Disgusted with human evolution and a society driven by instant gratification and voyeuristic sensationalism, a foul-mouthed Monster kills anyone who crosses his path. When a news crew sent to investigate the Monster disappears, their ratings-obsessed boss sends a guileless young woman to follow up on the story. This young journalist forges an unlikely friendship with the Monster.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I watched the brainless insanity of No Such Thing with mounting disbelief."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"By the end of No Such Thing the audience, like Beatrice, has a watchful affection for the monster."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Instead of arresting a downward-spiralling career, Hartley's latest folly (one of the worst movies in Cannes 2001) shows what happens to an iconoclastic director when he neglects his intsinctive talent for small, quirly indies and goes uproariously big."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It's not a particularly good film, but neither is it a monstrous one."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"No Such Thing breaks no new ground and treads old turf like a hippopotamus ballerina."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"No Such Thing may be far from perfect, but those small, odd Hartley touches help you warm to it."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"Hartley never gets a firm grasp on this material."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"For a guy who has waited three years with breathless anticipation for a new Hal Hartley movie to pore over, No Such Thing is a big letdown."
‑ Oz,
"Why did such fine actors sign on to this lollapalooza?"
‑ Erica Abeel, Film Journal International
"A stirring, funny and finally transporting re-imagining of Beauty and the Beast and 1930s horror films"
‑ Jason Clark, Matinee Magazine
"Everything's serious, poetic, earnest and -- sadly -- dull."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"What [Hartley] wants, and gets, is a fablish mood."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Like the world of his film, Hartley created a monster but didn't know how to handle it."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Apollo Guide
"Laced with liberal doses of dark humor, gorgeous exterior photography, and a stable-full of solid performances, No Such Thing is a fascinating little tale."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"Can a philosophical monster movie work when it's not meant to be scary? Apparently indie bad boy Hal Hartley thinks so."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Web Radio
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