The Inner Life of Martin Frost
The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2007)

A successful American novelist who has retreated into the country following the publication of his most recent book meets a most mysterious muse in director/screenwriter Paul Auster's elliptic psychological drama. His latest novel an… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

The result plays like a half-baked tribute to Wings of Desire.

Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

So far, so good, right? Not really.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film's magical qualities magically eluded me.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Strained dialogue, awkward mise-en-scene and weirdly uncomfortable thesping from superlative players contribute to a drearily self-reflective conceit.

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Julia Wallace
Village Voice

What starts out as a clever exploration of consciousness quickly descends into underplotted folly.

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Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

Thanks to the lumbering pace of Auster's script and the lugubrious way he directs this ostensible romantic fantasy, Martin and his muse fail, miserably, to amuse.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Paul Auster's suffocating romance makes you feel as if you're helplessly stuck inside the head of the most pretentious person you know.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

the conclusion comes across as tacked-on, padded to get the thing to feature length. That's an unfortunate way to wrap up an otherwise sweet little movie.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A fanciful and enganging metaphysical mystery about a writer, two beauties, love and the challenges of the creative process.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Martin Frost retreats to his friends' up-state cottage, and as a story comes upon him, he falls for a beautiful, mysterious woman. But when he finishes… More