Splinterheads (2009)

In this independent comedy, Justin (Thomas Middleditch) is a twentysomething slacker who has a hard time getting out of bed before noon and works part-time mowing lawns with his buddy Wayne (Jason Rogel), who is only slightly more… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 6, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Splinterheads might suffice some late night on cable, but that's about it.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

Splinterheads, which aims to be a quirkier Adventureland, never rises above mildly amusing.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Amiable and proficient, this indie romantic comedy is never more or less than reliable.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A shaggy comedy with more heart than heft.

Andrew Grant
Time Out

For a better courtship story set amongst the world of cotton candy and Tilt-a-Whirls, rent Adventureland instead.

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Mike Russell

The leads have no chemistry; the supporting cast of carnies and eccentrics is bland; the staging is dull; not a single gag lands; and Justin and Galaxy's one get-to-know-you conversation is never heard because it's buried in a road trip music montage.

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Peter Debruge

Attempts to compensate for its too-familiar romantic setup by defining its characters through idiosyncratic hobbies and traits.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

It's another tale of an overgrown kid accepted for his sweet, stammering self and nurtured out of his cocoon.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Amusing, lively and imaginative with terrific, crisp cinematography, but it's often too cartoonish, convoluted, juvenile and low on laughs.

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