The Man from Elysian Fields
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)

George Hickenlooper directs this psychological drama about an impoverished writer lost in a world of money, power, and male escorts. Though happily married with a young child, Byron Tiller (Andy Garcia) is struggling to make ends meet as a… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 27, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This story about a gigolo isn't plausible or compelling enough.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Acting is what sustains the unstable plot lines.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A rare comedy of manners, witty, wicked and worldly, and one of the best movies of the year.

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Michael Dequina

What really sneaks up is how involved one gets into these characters and their complicated relationships.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The direction, by George Hickenlooper, has no snap to it, no wiseacre crackle or hard-bitten cynicism.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Moves in such odd plot directions and descends into such message-mongering moralism that its good qualities are obscured.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It mixes banality with literature and comes up with a pap concoction.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Pompous and garbled.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Only the charm and attractiveness of the cast keeps this movie from the remainder bin.

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Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

The tone keeps a marvelous balance between intelligence and pity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
A mature and worldly screenplay is executed by actors giving elegantly crafted performances. Garcia, Jagger and Coburn all work together (despite Coburn and… More
Anthony Valletta
Plays out better than it sounds, due to the cast.