Brad's Status
Brad's Status (2017)

When Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) accompanies his college bound son to the East Coast, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence in Brad's Status, writer and director Mike White's bittersweet comedy. Brad has a satisfying career and a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 15, 2017
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Brad's Status transcends its familiar premise with insightful observations and affecting interplay between stars Ben Stiller and Austin Abrams.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Stiller does this kind of self-conscious neurotic to perfection, but this time he is subtler than ever, achieving a nuance that is something of a first.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

As he proved in his first film, Chuck and Buck, and the TV series Enlightened, White has empathy for people on outside looking in, and Brad's Status is his most naked - and grim - exploration of envy yet.

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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

There's a better movie rattling around somewhere that never fully forms.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The story is told from Brad's point of view, and the movie is filled with his voice-over musings, fantasy sequences, and flashbacks, but it remains oddly impersonal.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Brad could be a difficult person to spend 101 minutes with, but White keeps the film tart, not bitter, by both staying inside Brad's head and letting us see how disordered his values are.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Mike White has orchestrated all the right choices to bring his profoundly considered screenplay to life.

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Bilge Ebiri
Village Voice

Brad's Status remains grounded in reality - it's gentle, human and unresolved. I loved it, but I don't think I'll ever be able to watch it again.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

White excels at writing dislikable protagonists ... while giving his characters enough humanity not to be monsters, and the potential for change.

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Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

A familiar, but well-conceived part for Stiller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
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MIKE'S WHITE PRIVILEGE - My Review of BRAD'S STATUS (3 1/2 Stars) It would be really easy to roll one's eyes at Mike White's midlife, white… More