Mister America

critic Reviews

, 66% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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.
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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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    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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    David EhrlichindieWire
    Heidecker's comedy thrives in the liminal space between what's supposed to be funny and what's not, and the one thing he can't afford to do is stop to explain the joke.
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    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    Mister America ambles through two overlapped realities (On Cinema's and our own) and reveals a pathos that makes its dry political comedy accessible beyond an ingrained fanbase, if not poignant.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    A witless, one-note political satire whose deficiencies are even more glaring when such humor feels entirely redundant to our current state of affairs.
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    Ben KenigsbergNew York Times
    Although "Mister America" has inspired moments throughout, Tim's ignorance, insensitivity and ill-fitting tailoring aren't really good for 90 minutes of laughs.
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    Randall KingWinnipeg Free Press
    This is cringey comedy, and the cringe factor is taken up a few notches in this narrative spinoff.
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    Dan SchindelHyperallergic
    To anyone who doesn't find this to their taste, this can be weird, if not outright alienating. For those who can appreciate it, this is an unquestionable masterpiece.
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    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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