(2008)

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52

Metascore

Based on 6 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
70
Just like its main character, this smart, slyly witty movie with few laughs undersells itself.
67
The Paranoids summons a scuzzy, winning nocturnal ambience, particularly when Hendler breaks out of his funk, hits the dance floor, and does his best impression of Michael Stipe in the “Losing My Religion” video. For a few brief moments, he and the movie transcend their four-walled ennui.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
An Argentine comedy that, despite some interestingly offbeat moments, is unlikely to reach much commercial traction on these shores.
50
Medina has taken a series of vignettes and fashioned them into a feature film as aimless as Luciano’s life. There’s no buildup or payoff; still, Hendler’s laid-back performance makes Medina’s film worth seeking out.
40
Village Voice
Maybe it's appropriate that Argentinean writer-director Gabriel Medina's chokingly offbeat debut is as aimless and confused as its prototypical slacker-comedy hero, who seems to have wandered into a glum dramedy with a hazy noirish aesthetic.
40
Medina is simply content to let the film’s sub-Jarmusch vignettes slow-fizzle to their finishes.

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