Mister America

critic Reviews

64% Fresh Tomatometer Score64%
  • Mister America misses a number of its targets, but fans of Tim Heidecker's unique brand of comedy will find moments worth savoring in this dry political satire.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Nicolas RapoldFilm Comment Magazine
    If Heidecker's not holding a mirror up to our idiocy Borat-style, there's no mistaking the echoes in a thin-skinned, name-calling brute elbowing his way onto political center stage for the ugliest reasons.
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    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    There's no additional wit here, no insider perspective and no investment in character. Most of what we're presented with was improvised and that's what it looks like -- a small group of not particularly charismatic actors winging it.
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    Morgan TroperThe Stranger (Seattle, WA)
    At best, it plays like a bizarro version of The War Room.
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    Nathan SmithNashville Scene
    Mister America does provide the most succinct summation thus far of the On Cinema mythology, even if it can't quite approximate the experience of the show itself.
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    Andy CrumpThe Week
    The film means to deride that power through representation and succeeds -- but too well, both for its own good and the good of the audience.
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    Adam PattersonFilm Pulse
    This ever-growing mythology is impressive, creating a satirical monster that continues to grow more and more tentacles while cleverly lambasting one topic after another.
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    Ignatiy VishnevetskyAV Club
    Running only a little shorter than the average season of On Cinema At The Cinema, it's never as cringe-inducingly funny or inventive as the webseries that spawned it.
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    Carson LundSlant Magazine
    The long and circuitous narrative history of the so-called OCU weighs heavily on Eric Notarnicola's film.
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    Gary GoldsteinLos Angeles Times
    Prolific actor-comedian-musician Tim Heidecker may have a sizable cult following but it's doubtful he'll find many new fans with his latest effort, the tedious and laugh-free mockumentary "Mister America."
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    Nicholas LaskinThe Playlist
    If nothing else, Mister America cements Tim Heidecker as one of our more unique and uncompromising comic visionaries.
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