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Factotum Review Critics


Dave White Profile

… a lot of nothing. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    It's too bad that the film was directed by the Norwegian minimalist Bent Hamer (Kitchen Stories), who makes a fetish of building scenes around silence.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    After a while, Factotum surrenders to monotony and only the performances are likely to retain the viewer's interest.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Ray Bennett

    Matt Dillon is pitch-perfect as Bukowski's alter ego Hank Chinaski.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Factotum, starring Matt Dillon and Lili Taylor in two of their best film performances, is a good movie about the L.A. underbelly, as recalled by an expert: Charles Bukowski.

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