(I) (1999)

Critic Reviews

47

Metascore

Based on 27 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
83
Entertainment Weekly
A pulsating snapshot of America caught in a mad, liberating identity crisis.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
The agony of invention is there on the screen.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Toback presents specific characters dealing with specific problems and, through their stories, somehow manages to take the temperature of the times.
75
Christian Science Monitor
The story is a mess, as usual with Toback's movies, but intricacies of contemporary urban culture are vividly illuminated by his insistence on blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality.
60
Rolling Stone
This lively mess proves that when Toback loses his head, he does it with style.
57
Mr. Showbiz
An audacious but underconceived blend of fiction and documentary that questions the idea of race and identity in America.
50
New York Daily News
There's something deeper at play in the film, something psychologically foul, voyeuristic and personal.
50
New York Post
At heart a cliché-strewn melodrama about a bunch of white, upper-class Manhattan kids who aspire to ghetto culture.
38
USA Today
Sometimes laughably incoherent.
25
Chicago Tribune
There is really no one to like in this film.
25
San Francisco Examiner
Ideological disaster!

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