Kajillionaire

critic Reviews

, 91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Whether you see Kajillionaire as refreshingly unique or simply bizarre will depend on your cinematic adventurousness -- and fans of writer-director Miranda July wouldn't have it any other way.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    Things take a remarkable turn toward the end, but getting there requires patience with the film's insistent style, and with slow-burn, deadpan sequences that qualify as absurd but aren't all that lively.
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    Chris HewittMinneapolis Star Tribune
    I've heard "Kajillionaire" described as a coming-of-age movie, which doesn't seem quite right. It's more like a coming-alive movie, and a gorgeous one at that.
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    Tomris LafflyRogerEbert.com
    By the end, it all feels like life-affirming stuff.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    Before watching the oddly titled "Kajillionaire," I had thought myself immune to the appeal of Miranda July's strange and excessively whimsical movies.
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    Ann HornadayWashington Post
    Funny, poignant and ultimately triumphant, "Kajillionaire" is a precarious balancing act, one that July pulls off with astute writing, careful staging and trust in her actors...
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    In its quizzical, candy-coloured, sideways view of the world - one that normalizes apartments that regularly flood with pink sludge - the film is offering a challenge to its audience.
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    Christopher Llewellyn ReedFilm Festival Today
    Love is all we need to blossom. Or Gina Rodriguez. Who needs those kajillions?
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    Josh KupeckiAustin Chronicle
    The way July is able to juggle both the slyly cruel circumstances and the genuinely heartfelt transformation makes this her best work yet: a fractured mirror fable broken into perfect pieces.
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    Edward DouglasThe Weekend Warrior
    I have no idea why Brad Pitt's Plan B, let alone Focus Features, shelled out money for this movie thinking it might make them money.
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    Frank SwietekOne Guy's Opinion
    Dryly amusing - definitely twee, to be sure, but reasonably clever and occasionally even touching.
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