Slipstream (2007)

Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence--the world of reality and the world inside his head. Hired to rewrite a murder mystery set in a desert diner and unaware that his brain is on the verge of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 26, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 26, 2008
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Consensus: Slipstream is a failed experiment; confusing instead of coherent.

Steven Boone
Newark Star-Ledger

Slipstream ultimately winds up an avant-garde film that just ain't all that avant.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Slipstream is Anthony Hopkins's third film as a director and his first as a quasi-avant-garde filmmaker working well outside the mainstream.

Alissa Wilkinson
Paste Magazine

Slipstream meanders into some lucidity by film's end, but it remains difficult to determine if it's a work born of genius or madness. The decision lies with the viewer.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

At 96 minutes, this vanity/insanity project runs a bit long; five minutes would have been plenty.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Leave it to a 69-year-old actor to make the year's most experimental film.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Alternately interesting and unwatchable.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

Slipstream is an experiment in visual stream-of-consciousness, but stream-of-consciousness fares better as a literary form than a cinematic one.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Either one of the most self-indulgent vanity projects in the history of the Hollywood star system, or a rare revealing look at a distinguished actor who usually keeps his real self out of the spotlight.

Brandon Fibbs

Slipstream is utterly unwatchable. I hated every minute of it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
paul sandberg
"A scriptwriter sees the line between his characters and real people begin to blur"... sounds good on paper, doesn't it? I'm sure the… More
Curtis Lilly
Were I to watch this film not knowing anything about it, I'd have given it 2 stars for being obnoxiously confusing. But, knowing that it is an… More
_kelly .King
As I write this segment at 59mins in, I can't decide if this film is brilliant or pretentious. Certainly the first third (and pretty much all) of the… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]On the surface, "Slipstream," written, directed and starring Anthony Hopkins, may seem like a ripoff of David Lynch's… More
Drew Smith
Kudos to Anthony Hopkins for trying something fifty times more creative and ambitious than any other actor-cum-director would, but this just didn't work… More
Yinalí Ríos
Superiously weird. Didn't get any part of the movie.