Drunkboat (2012)

Drunkboat tells the story of a young teenager, Abe (Jacob Zachar) who manipulates the unsuspecting help of his alcoholic uncle (John Malkovich) to buy a boat (a Drunkboat) from a con man (John Goodman) when his mother (Dana Delaney) is out… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 13, 2012
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2012
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

"Drunkboat" might have come off via nothing more than acting ability and a good heart, if the dialogue didn't amount mostly to aimless chit-chat.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

This enigmatic coming-of-age movie often seems destined to sail off the deep end. Yet it rights itself just often enough to keep you watching.

Brent Simon

A passion project ill suited to cinematic adaptation, or at least sludgy, unresolved, mannered and grating in its realized incarnation.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

The burnished smear of Lisa Rinzler's photography is a plus, but "Drunkboat" is ultimately the kind of pet project that never traverses from personal to powerful.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

[An] incoherent drama.

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Todd Jorgenson

... feels like an intimate, idiosyncratic acting workshop that might have worked better on stage.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

Though studied and grating at times, "Drunkboat" does sustain a distinct, odd tone. Like its characters it's dreamily restless and prey to its own quixotic ideas.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Not even Malkovich could save such a leaky film, one that never stays afloat long enough to maintain an adequate focus on the family issues it raises.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Undercooked, lazy and frustratingly underwhelming despite solid performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Unfortunately, spectacular acting by John Malkovich can't save this film from itself and its hackneyed plot; there are some great moments but as a whole,… More