The Disaster Artist
The Disaster Artist (2017)

The real life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau, the man behind what is often referred to as "The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies," The Room, is brought to life, chronicling the odd film's troubled development and eventual cult… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 8, 2017
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Oh, hai Mark. The Disaster Artist is a surprisingly poignant and charming movie-about-a-movie that explores the creative process with unexpected delicacy.

Sara Stewart
New York Post

Funny -- sometimes brutally -- and surprisingly touching, it works whether you've seen the source material or not, though there are plentiful shout-outs to die-hard fans.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Franco delivers a comedy that's delightfully offbeat. It probably helps if you've actually seen "The Room," but you can safely spare yourself that experience.

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix

Instead of being consistently funny, much of the film is downright cringeworthy. As a cautionary tale, "The Disaster Artist" succeeds, but as a comedy, it's more disturbing and subversive than a laugh riot.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Wiseau also makes a pretty good avatar for Franco himself: a mercurial, relentless performer whose ambition encompasses a thrilling willingness to crash and burn. And it's that identification that makes the comedy work here: Franco kids because he loves.

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Bob Mondello

[James] Franco has not just made a really sharp, funny movie about movie making. He's also made a layered and intimate portrait of a friendship with his own brother, Dave Franco.

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Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review

When Franco and Rogen show up in something together, good things tend to happen.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"The Disaster Artist" is a sweet, emotionally engaging tribute to friendship, the movies and the importance of dreams.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"The Disaster Artist" is a lot of fun, even if some of it is uncomfortable. And of course it's way better than "The Room."

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Daniel Barnes
Sacramento News & Review

Stacking the cast with a This is the End-style comedy ensemble, only to have them sit around commenting on Wisseau's follies like they were guests on a podcast, exposes the smugness at the movie's core.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer Macklin
Surprisingly funny. Franco did a wonderful job honoring the source material. I still cannot believe this was a real movie made by a real person.
Kevin Mozulay
The Disaster Artist, brought to you by Harry Osborne himself (James Franco) is a true story about a man's vision built on the foundation of a friendship… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Featuring excellent work from both Franco brothers, The Disaster Artist is a funny and strangely heart-warming film about the difficulties of Hollywood and the… More
Glenn Gaylord
OH, HIGH MARK - My Review of THE DISASTER ARTIST (4 Stars) As someone who has written and directed a slew of indie films, each of which was made by the skin of… More
Nate Zoebl
As an avid devotee of The Room, and a connoisseur of crappy cinema, I have been looking forward to this movie for literal years. I've been fascinated by… More
Brendan Nicholls
I was very skeptical of Franco in the lead and I thought the film would lampoon the characters but my fears were not required. Franco delivers an incredible… More