Grand Theft Parsons
Grand Theft Parsons (2004)

One man goes above and beyond the call of duty (and possibly the limits of the law) to give a good friend the final send-off he wanted in this comedy drama, which was inspired by a true story. Phil Kaufman (Johnny Knoxville) is a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 18, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2004
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leslie Felperin

Inspired by a true story, pic travels down familiar genre highways, but quirky humor and an apt soundtrack make for a pleasant enough journey.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Gram Parsons' last rites were among the most extraordinary in rock history. Too bad this retelling of the singer's final adventure is so tame.

Will Self
London Evening Standard

Shannon does a great turn as the archetypal failed hippy idealist... and while the rest of the cast are sterling rather than shining, the script and David Caffrey's tyro direction are tight enough to pull the whole vehicle along.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

What could have served as a colorful episode in a more expansive film about the famed singer has instead become the premise of a mildly entertaining but overextended road movie that doesn't succeed on either dramatic or comedic terms.

Megan Lehmann
New York Post

A ho-hum, meandering road movie, albeit with an extremely cool soundtrack.

Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Don't let Knoxville's Jackass pedigree put you off - he can be subtle as well as gross.

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John Anderson

The Phil-Larry dynamic makes up most of the movie and the strain of turning an anecdote into an demi-epic can be felt throughout the movie.

Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

The script ... leaves a lot to be desired, strewn with dialogue as flat and stale as old beer and some invented characters who make the events depicted seem more silly than anarchic.

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Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

there are worse ways to pay respect to music legends

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Michael Gildea
This should've been a great movie but it turned out to be so boing.