Fabled (2002)

A troubled man is trying to decide if his anxieties are real or imagined in this independent psychological drama. In the wake of his breakup with his girlfriend, Liz (Katheryn Winnick), Joe (Desmond Askew) is starting to fall apart. Slowly… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 17, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

Opening with a portentous quote from Kafka, writer-director Ari Kirschenbuam's Fabled quickly reveals itself to be a hyper-stylized flick, but the glossy sum effect is that of a film student straining for a weightiness he can't pull off.

Staci Layne Wilson

Turn tail and stay as far away from this so-called horror movie as you can.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

There isn't that much more to it than mood.

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Scott Weinberg

If watching a guy go slowly insane for 88 minutes sounds interesting to you, Fabled might be right up your alley.

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Timothy Knight

Too superficial to stay with you.

Carlo Cavagna

The recurring fairy-tale narrative device might fool viewers into thinking FABLED has more of a story than is actually there.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

This debut feature from writer-director Ari Kirschenbaum has a lot more style than substance.

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Fabled not only lacks contemporary and spiritual resonance but a satisfying closer.

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Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian

Assured, sophisticated, and confident debut.

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