No Such Thing
No Such Thing (2002)

Disgusted with human evolution and a society driven by instant gratification and voyeuristic sensationalism, a foul-mouthed Monster kills anyone who crosses his path. When a news crew sent to investigate the Monster disappears, their… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 29, 2002
DVD Release Date: July 9, 2002
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Rex Reed
New York Observer

I watched the brainless insanity of No Such Thing with mounting disbelief.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

By the end of No Such Thing the audience, like Beatrice, has a watchful affection for the monster.

Emanuel Levy

Instead of arresting a downward-spiralling career, Hartley's latest folly (one of the worst movies in Cannes 2001) shows what happens to an iconoclastic director when he neglects his intsinctive talent for small, quirly indies and goes uproariously big.

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Stephanie Zacharek

No Such Thing may be far from perfect, but those small, odd Hartley touches help you warm to it.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Hartley never gets a firm grasp on this material.

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For a guy who has waited three years with breathless anticipation for a new Hal Hartley movie to pore over, No Such Thing is a big letdown.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Everything's serious, poetic, earnest and -- sadly -- dull.

John Anderson

What [Hartley] wants, and gets, is a fablish mood.

Kevin N. Laforest
Apollo Guide

Like the world of his film, Hartley created a monster but didn't know how to handle it.

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A.D. Villarreal
Robert Burke is brilliant as the monster as is his makeup; Sarah Polley plays against him very nicely; director/composer Hal Hartley's score is a… More
FanGirl Browncoat
A very unusual film and well worth your time.
Bill Cavros
This is a well written story made on a shoe string budget. All the character are well developed and there are some beautiful shots of Iceland. The story is… More
Marion Ravenwood
I found the main characters inconsistent. A lot of things in the film seem to be have no point. I just didn't get it.