Uncle Kent
Uncle Kent (2010)

Joe Swanberg makes his first Sundance appearance with his most mature film, UNCLE KENT, an aching true-to-life modern comedy about aging, loneliness, desire, and the awkward intimacies of online friendship. The film follows forty-year-old… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
DVD Release Date: December 29, 2014
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The prolific and daring independent filmmaker Joe Swanberg captures the loneliness of the long-term D.I.Y. artist in the age of social networking.

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Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

At 72 minutes, it's hardly a big ask.

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Jordan Hoffman

If you come in midway you'll think you stumbled upon some unedited webcam feed, but this is, I suppose, the new aesthetic of the avant-garde

Ray Pride

"Hi, where have you been all my life?" may be learned behavior, but it always sounds good up close... [A] sense of life-just-happens and what-the-------just-happened, those instants just before cheeks flush and unwelcome memories etch.

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Brandon Judell

Swanberg seems to be making films that can be mistaken for reality TV shows, except his characters are the type that would never be considered for such programming because they are a bit too uncolorful, almost but not quite milquetoast-y.

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Norm Schrager

Ultimately, if Kent learns anything, it's that he's probably too old for all this crap -- and that's a mature realization for a film genre usually known for its youth and 'hey, whatever' attitude.

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Dan Sullivan
Film Comment Magazine

Uncle Kent is much too intriguing to be discarded as merely twee, softcore hackwork.

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Matt Pais

'He used to do tricks with his penis' isn't really character development.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the latest underwhelming drama from a man who stubbornly refuses to grow as a filmmaker...

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