Clear History
Clear History (2013)

A marketing executive at an electric-car start-up quits after an argument with his boss, but is crushed when the company hits the big time, so he tries to reinvent his life under a different name in the peace and quiet of Martha's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
DVD Release Date: November 5, 2013
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its semi-improvised structure finds Larry David squarely in his wheelhouse, but with few laughs and a muddled message, it doesn't live up to his usual standards.

David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

It will take only a few minutes of Clear History... not only to "forgive" David for repeating himself but to thank him for reminding us why we miss Curb Your Enthusiasm and hope it comes back soon.

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Robert Bianco
USA Today

If you're a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, think of this as an extended version of Curb. If you're not, History will not convert you.

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Jason Bailey

For those of us who agree with Mel Brooks that "there's something about this middle-aged bald guy that's thrilling," his new film is a high-spirited treat - and a hint at the possibilities that await him if and when he finally calls it a day on 'Curb.'

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Hank Stuever
Washington Post

[It] has a nice, confident and well-edited breeze to it (including a lot of jokes about the band Chicago), with a fun cast that includes standout riffs from Michael Keaton, Danny McBride and Eva Mendes.

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Laura Bennett
The New Republic

Clear History was improvised from 35 pages of script. "You are such an a---!" one Vineyard resident tells Flomm, which is the movie's main revelation.

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Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity

Because HBO will basically let him do whatever he wants, Larry David passed up making another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm to instead write and star in this semi-improvised feature that has an A-list cast and C-list material.

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Dorothy Rabinowitz
Wall Street Journal

A wonderfully diverting film with Mr. David at his abrasive best.

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Matthew Gilbert
Boston Globe

Even if you do like David's shtick, as I do, you have no business here.

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Brian Orndorf

With a cast this capable and a screenplay invested in unusual topics for comedic dissection, the feature does just fine as a platform for David to continue his career quest to perfect the art of unease.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
It's very difficult for me to understand the motivation for Larry David to write and star in this HBO original film. More than anything, this film probably… More
Lane Zieben
After Larry David said Curb Your Enthusiasm would be on hiatus so he could gather more material for his show, most people who are fans, like me, couldn't… More
The Movie Waffler
After falling out with his business partner, Nathan (David) takes back his 10% stake in an electric car company. The "Howard", the model of car whose… More
Wu Chouin
If you're a Larry David fan, you will find this fairly funny. I love 'Curb your Enthusiam', so I laughed quite a bit.
Panta Oz
This comedy was written by Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer, and directed by Greg Mottola. If you are fan of Larry David's comedy… More