L.A. Twister
L.A. Twister (2004)

Watch this satire on Hollywood as it unveils each layer of the system through the eyes of Lenny and Ethan, two friends, determined to override the system. This quest for fame and fortune quickly transcends into a test of conviction as Ethan… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: August 13, 2004
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2008
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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The barely watchable buddy comedy L.A. Twister is so sloppily put together it bungles its recycled movie-within-a-movie conceit.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

In trying to qualify as mordant satire, charming rom-com, uplifting buddy movie about underdogs trying to stick it to the man and the most meta story ever told, L.A. Twister sprains itself badly.

Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

There are some cute moments here but nothing to write home about. The inside-Hollywood jokes are just that.

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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News

Fun and entertaining but ends up lending an air of contrivance that keeps you from taking it too much to heart.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

As written by Geoffrey Saville-Read and directed by Sven Pape, the satire is toothless.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The whole thing seems way too self-congratulatory; an indie movie that's all about celebrating people who make indie movies.

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

Pape and Saville-Read are so busy winking and chuckling over their own clever lampooning of Hollywood conventions that they forget to make the rest of us care.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Seeing Hollywood as a business indifferent to dreamers with no cash flow isn't a revelation, but a given. If you're going to hold a mirror up to Tinseltown, at least try tilting it at a new angle.

Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

This L.A. story is more like a straight to video kind of movie than one to rush out and see on the big screen.

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