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Cyrus
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Movie overall 8
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Extras 4
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Cyrus

DVD Compare
15 February 2011
  • Excerpt: “Cyrus” isn’t very funny. Which is weird, since it’s being marketed as the latest – and greatest – outrageous comedy with “funny” stars like John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill . The folks at Fox Searchlight seem to think that their production of this Duplass Brothers feature is “Stepbrothers 2: Rise of...
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Cyrus

Sound & Vision Magazine
24 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Still single seven years after the breakup of his marriage; John has all but given up on romance. But at the urging of his ex-wife and best friend Jamie, John grudgingly agrees to join her and her fiancé Tim at a party.
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Cyrus

Rock! Shock! Pop!
19 December 2010
  • Summary: A well-made movie with a basic plot is carried solely on the performances. All players keep the movie going, are realistic enough to care about, quirky enough to be interesting, but not so over the top as to be a turn off.
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Cyrus Blu-ray Review

BigPictureBigSound
17 December 2010
  • Excerpt: The Movie A divorced loser (John C. Reilly) meets the pretty, totally cool single mom of a loser son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill), in this dark, independent comedy. Cyrus is a home-schooled, aspiring musician who has grown to be rather twisted and manipulative, useful traits since most of the people in his...
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Overall 7
7.0
Movie overall 7
7.0
Extras 4
4.0

Cyrus (2010)

blu-ray.com
16 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Don't be fooled by the casting; Cyrus is less of an outright comedy than a quiet, idiosyncratic drama about broken characters trying to sort out their complicated lives. That said, it is funny—in a restrained, deliciously uncomfortable way.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cyrus

High-Def Digest
16 December 2010
  • Conclusion: 'Cyrus' may feel like it doesn't reach a complete catharsis at the end, but what relationships due? They always leave us wanting more (if they were good ones) and no matter how long we live and love someone, nothing is ever tied up into a perfect conclusion.
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Overall 8
8.0

Cyrus

The Digital Fix
22 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Cyrus is a seriously funny film. Now, normally, you shouldn�t need to be told that a film is funny � it should be self-evident, and certainly as far as Cyrus is concerned, the comedic potential of the film is abundantly clear from the trailer and from an outline of the situation � but, it seems to...
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Overall 6
6.0

Cyrus Movie Review

BigPictureBigSound
21 June 2010
  • Summary: When it comes to well-acted dark comedies with screwy family dynamics, it doesn't get much better than "Cyrus."
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Overall 8
8.0

Cyrus

Cinema Blend
18 June 2010
  • Excerpt: The plot of the Duplass’ brothers new film, Cyrus , is not exactly original. The idea of having a son go to war with his mother’s new boyfriend has been seen many times and is, frankly, a tired dynamic. Yet they pull it off anyway.
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Overall 5
4.5

Cyrus

AV Club
17 June 2010
  • Excerpt: The writing-directing brother act of Jay and Mark Duplass were a breath of fresh air when they emerged from the micro-budget indie-film movement five years ago, largely because their semi-improvised slacker comedies The Puffy Chair and Baghead actually aimed to entertain, not just to document the...
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