Kajillionaire

critic Reviews

, 94% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Whether you see Kajillionaire as refreshingly unique or simply bizarre will depend on your cinematic adventurousness -- and fans of writer-director Miranda July wouldn't have it any other way.
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    Anthony LaneNew Yorker
    July uses "Kajillionaire" to present her credentials as a transcendentalist of the humdrum.
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    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    July has a handful of bizarre and heartfelt scenes, but when the film breaks from its narrative course to make more grandiose statements about its prevalent ideas, it feels like it has started speaking in another language.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Most directors not named David Lynch wouldn't be able to handle just one of these aforementioned surreal elements - they'd either overplay it, or underplay it - but July effectively immerses us in this defiantly unpredictable world.
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    Hannah WoodheadLittle White Lies
    It's a delight to have July back behind the camera, especially with a project as tender and funny as this one...
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    Carlos AguilarTheWrap
    The cleverly formulated observations on family ties and interpersonal conflicts that characterize July's style are at hand, though ultimately not in optimal shape.
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    A prickly little gem by a singular artist.
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    Laura CliffordReeling Reviews
    Watch as [Evan Rachel Wood] walks behind Jenkins and Winger like an Emirati wife, head down but fingers flying towards any pay phone coin return that crosses her path, her entire body language like a magician's misdirection.
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    Kiko MartinezSan Antonio Current
    Anytime [Evan Rachel] Wood is on the screen, you'll wish someone would make another Ocean's 11 heist movie featuring Old Dolio hitchhiking across the country alone stealing FedEx boxes off people's porches.
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    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    As Kajillionaire begins it shows signs of promise but in the end falls flat and doesn't deliver a satisfying conclusion.
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    Tim GriersonScreen International
    A beautifully bizarre film whose considerable strangeness allows for sharp observations about family, loneliness and the terror of emotional intimacy, Kajillionaire is further proof of writer-director Miranda July's ability to bend reality to her will.
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