Delirious (2007)

Small time celebrity photographer Les Galantine has a big mouth and big dreams, but he can't quite talk himself into the right parties to get that one great exclusive photo. He meets Toby, a homeless kid who is drawn to the bright… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 15, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 6, 2008
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A funny, energetic satire of the paparazzi life and the entertainment industry, Delirious is another winner for indie helmer Tom DiCillo.

Jonathan F. Richards

DiCillo's themes are loyalty and friendship and betrayal and redemption.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

With Delirious, writer-director Tom DiCillo has crafted a wonderfully giddy meditation on the nature of fame, the people who sell it and those doing the buying, and their mutually parasitic dependence on each other.

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Beverly Berning

Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt are easily the best odd couple the movies have seen since Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

For all its time-worn situations and observations, Delirious has a truth or two to impart about our lust for celebrities.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Tom DiCillo's Delirious, from his own screenplay, presents a paparazzo's worm's-eye view of the ridiculous world of celebrity culture.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Leaves us with the same old familiar and empty Hollywood storyline on the world of celebrity culture.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

As always, Buscemi masters his portrayal of needy desperation, but he still makes Les admirable for his capacity to go with the flow.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Delirious, by writer-director Tom DiCillo, has a special quality because it does not make paparazzi a target but a subject.

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David Cornelius

It's not as sharp as his indie gems from the mid-1990s, but the thing's packed with bright performances and unique characters, which is what DiCillo does best.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
paul sandberg
I always jump at the chance to watch Steve Buscemi work, and here he is at his most acerbic self, playing a paparazzi with delusions of grandeur opposite… More
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Calling all Steve Buscemi fans! I started watching this movie on cable quite by accident. In the opening scene I thought I recognized a friend of mine in a… More
Chris Weber
This might be a variation on the rags to riches story, but it is also a charming, touching, and insightful look at the world of celebrity, mostly from the… More
Nicki Marie
Really enjoyed this movie, it did get a little long towards the end which is why I only rated it four stars, but it was mostly a moving, funny at times film,… More
Cynthia S.
I really enjoyed this movie. Hollywood has always fascinated me. Watching both sides of the celebrity vs. paparazzi issue was quite interesting. Good acting.… More
Jason Spencer
A soap writer is trapped in his own creation. Funny stuff. John Candy on top of his game.