A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2013)

Set in a stylized Los Angeles, 'A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III' is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 8, 2013
DVD Release Date: May 14, 2013
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This giant turkey was produced, written, and directed by Roman Coppola, who must have thought the dumb fantasy sequences, steeped in movieland imagery, would remind people of 8-1/2 (or, at the very least, Head).

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A film is a terrible thing to waste.

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Richard Haridy

It's rare to witness a film with such a profound disconnect between the director's intention and the final product. It's clear Coppola is striving for some kind of meaningful sublime statement but in reality he has created an interminably vacuous picture.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The audience finds out just how long 84 minutes can be. The answer: really long.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

The execution ... is perilously self-absorbed ...

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Eric D. Snider

The what-the-heck-was-that? novelty wears off with astonishing speed once it sinks in that none of this is going anywhere.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Perhaps the best thing that can be said about the film is that it adequately depicts the narcissism of its star ...

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

A movie that doesn't really seem to have any reason to exist, other than maybe to give writer and director Roman Coppola and star Charlie Sheen something to do for a few weeks.

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Will Leitch

Sheen is about as capable of playing a character who isn't Charlie Sheen as he is of playing a dog, or a muffin, or a bottle of shampoo.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Handsome. Brilliant. Heartbroken. The movie obviously had a lot of potential but the execution is horrible. It has a few funny moments but they're way… More
Dann Michalski
Beyond awful, Roman Coppola's A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III is an atrocious piece of garbage. The tragedy of it is that the film has a… More
Christian C
Pathetic. Is Sheen still high?
Kevin Cookman
Feels like the first draft of something that could be really great; receives extra points for a terrific (arguably too smug) ending.