Baghead (2008)

While the Duplass Brothers were shooting their last feature film "The Puffy Chair," a crew member raised the question "what's the scariest thing you can think of?" Someone immediately said "a guy with a bag on… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 13, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 27, 2008
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Pitting actors against murderers in a self-aware struggle for stardom, Baghead successfully skates the borders of horror and comedy.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

The truth eventually comes out, as it must, and it's not exactly a stunner.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The coda, even if it doesn't wholly work, should have some sobering lessons for would-be filmmakers who see this. Kids, try this at home.

Simon Miraudo

Something [that] is both impressive and thrifty is Jay and Mark Duplass' Baghead, unquestionably the most inventive horror film in years -- one that puts character first and genre expectations last.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

A refreshingly brisk and modest salvo from the American independent film front, proving there's still interesting life in the scruffy, shot-on-video genre.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

he brothers Duplass have a knack for the to-and-fro of modern relationships. Their horror sense is less acute, but at least they understand that when the budget is low, it's best to keep the villain in the shadows.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews intriguing premise that's employed to predictably subdued effect by the Duplass brothers...

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Baghead is at its best when it captures the subtleties of romantic machinations, macho power plays and the indignity of women aging in Hollywood.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Too bad the characters are so rote. The women are almost nonentities, and the bond between the men borders on the maudlin. The actors are often better than their lines.

Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

There are some humorous and touching moments in Baghead, but the actors lack the finesse needed to make us really feel for their characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Decent low budget horror comedy that is pretty decent. The idea behind this film is pretty interesting, and it is different. Although it is a decent flick, it… More
Mark Hobin
Ultra low budget horror comedy about four actors who are terrorized by a mysterious man in the woods while trying to write a screenplay that will make them all… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Matt: Hey. What's that? An ultra low budget human drama that contains elements of comedy and horror. Its simple, nothing too amazing, but the improved… More
Steve K
A comedy about low budget horror filmmaking. And relationships. Some nice moments and competently done by all, but nothing terribly compelling or new. It… More
Drew Smith
Worth its weight in gold as a curiosity - kind of a mumblecore Bubble, if Bubble wasn't mumblecore as it is. As a movie about movies, it feels incessantly… More
Curtis Lilly
Fun for a while. Good job of making realistic awkward conversations.

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