“A Heartfelt Little Treasure.”
“Excellent Film, My Favorite Movie Of 2003 This Is Such An Original And Brilliant Bio-pic.”
“In The End, American Splendor Proves That "ordinary Life Is Pretty Interesting." ”
Exhilarating and big-hearted.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
Hilarious, moody and cantankerous.
Elvis Mitchell - New York Times
The best movie about society's untrendiest since Ghost World exactly two years ago.
Mike Clark - USA Today
In its ugly way, it shows the purest and most transcendental form of beauty, which is just life adapting and continuing.
Stephen Hunter - Washington Post
A marvelous, intelligent hybrid of documentary, comic book graphics and straight-ahead drama.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
It's a beauty: wise, many-layered, and funny as hell.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
A jazzy and humane synthesis of the comic books that Cleveland writer Harvey Pekar has for 25 years fashioned from the dross of his daily life.
J. Hoberman - Village Voice
As inventive as Being John Malkovich, as psychologically quirky as Ghost World and as honest as the day is long.
Jack Mathews - New York Daily News
I can't imagine how the filmmakers went about it, let alone pulled the whole thing off, but their film comes together in unpredictable and remarkably pleasurable ways.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
The kind of movie that sticks with you for days, your admiration growing each time you remember it.
Eric Harrison - Houston Chronicle
The real magic of American Splendor lies in the sprightly transitions, the way it takes you from one level of reality and representation to the next without missing a beat.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
As touching as it is achingly, hilariously prickly.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
It would be a mistake to regard American Splendor as an anthem for the common man. It is the uncommon that is being celebrated here.
Peter Rainer - New York Magazine
Magnificently audacious movie, in which fact and fiction sometimes coexist in the same frame.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Harvey gets under your skin, more so than just about any of this summer's supposed movie heroes.
Mark Caro - Chicago Tribune
We're constantly kept on our toes regarding issues of representation while Pekar's sour but indefatigible working-class skepticism carries us along.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
An offbeat collage of animation, dramatization and documentary that's a banquet of sweet-and-sour wit and grudging humanism.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
The most amazing, colossal and fantastic comic-inspired movie in years.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
An audacious mix of documentary, animation, comic and staged film that somehow finds heart and hope in the gray wash of a real life.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Funny, poignant and vitally original.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
There's a tremendous amount of cultural vitality out there in the land of the losers; American Splendor is one of the first and best films to capitalize fully on this phenomenon.
Andrew Sarris - New York Observer
It's a profound tribute to lives lived on the fringes of society -- to the introspective loners who are the most observant chroniclers of our times.
Scott Foundas - Variety
Sweet and sour treat.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
If Harvey Pekar is a brilliant oddity so is the movie that tells his story.
Jay Boyar - Orlando Sentinel
The humour is dark but frequently funny.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
It's an inventive, mind-expanding exercise in heart and soul.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
One of those rare, inventively made movies that isn't so taken with its own novelty it loses sight of its characters. Its warmth is for real, and it enwraps you.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
Proof that ordinary guys can hold the comics, and the screen, as well as superheroes. This Halloween, I want to be Harvey Pekar.
David Edelstein - Slate
I wish more of the comic book-inspired movies were like this.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
The two documentarians in their feature debut hit an unbelievably rich vein of drama, humor, love, whimsy, psychological turmoil, commonplace travails, genuine trauma and artistic triumph.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
You're in for a scrappy, free-form blast.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Giamatti looks nothing like Pekar either in person or in his various cartoon guises, but in a warmly sympathetic performance he brings the character to grubby, soulful life.
Manohla Dargis - Los Angeles Times
Channels Pekar's vision of art and life as twinned struggles. One of cinema's great first-date sequences is here. We're splendidly shown how a lower-class nine-to-fiver has his own creative selves and richly expressive life.
Brian Gibson - Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Earthy, gritty and real; for older kids.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's biopic about Harvey Pekar - who injected schadenfreude into the superhero-comics world - wonderfully etches one man's exploration of using misery as a creative outlet and, eventually, a critical coping mechanism.
Nick Rogers - Suite101.com
The rare artist biopic that goes beyond the dull march of events and actually illuminates the creative process.
Scott Tobias - AV Club
The film gives a charming, funny, and many times engrossing account of Pekar which will surely please fans and garner some new ones and I liked it a lot.
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
American Splendor is certainly one of the most complete, satisfying and entertaining hybrid of documentary and dramatisation, as well as of live action and 2D animation/comic stills.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Un film assez lent, mais au recit tout de meme fort bien construit
Jean-Francois Vandeuren - Panorama
A glorious rebuke to all this summer's recycled, effects-ridden, laboriously "fun" Hollywood disappointments piled along the wayside like so many crashed cars.
David Ansen - Newsweek
A life affirming experience, perhaps even a life changing one.
Keith H. Brown - Eye for Film
The movie is as unclassifiable as the comic -- neither documentary nor biopic, or maybe both.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
Mr. Giamatti and Ms. Davis seem to feed off each other, bringing out the best performances we've seen from these actors.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
If you can get through the confusing goings-on of the first reel, then this is a satisfying experience -- funny, touching and tragic by turns. And Giamatti deserves every award going.
Kim Newman - Empire Magazine
Hugely enjoyable and very clever portrait of Harvey Pekar.
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
The blend of styles results in an edgy, touching, original story about a working-class man who channels his gloom, grime and longing into comic art
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
I expected more from a movie that took home gold in Cannes and wowed 'em at Sundance.
Jordan Hiller - Bangitout.com
Giamatti is excellent as Pekar and Hope Davis delivers another wonderful performance as Pekar's third wife Joyce.
Ethan Alter - NYC Film Critic
American Splendor, despite being interesting and likeable, is a film that could be truly enjoyed only by the fans of Harvey Pekar's work
Dragan Antulov - Draxblog Movie Reviews
I was personally a little bored with this film, and didn't exactly get into this guy's life or so-called witty quips about every day life.
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Berman and Pulcini's portrait of Pekar is primarily an affectionate one, finding nobility and heroism amidst the unhygienic details
Jeffrey Overstreet - Looking Closer
... a supremely satisfying movie, a funny and humane depiction of human existence.
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
I can't say that the film is terrible. It has its amusing moments. But at 100 minutes it's far too long.
Tony Medley - tonymedley.com
It gets the mood right, but never slows enough to explore its rich, existential landscape--the cynical, ultimately humanist, musings at the heart of Pekar's comic manifestos.
Jay Antani - Los Angeles Alternative
There are no fireworks nor is there an extravagant send off. It's just plain ordinary and wholesomely bittersweet.
Mark Sells - Film Threat
You wouldn't think a movie about a schlubby, perpetually depressed file clerk could be such seductive entertainment.
Judith Egerton - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
A semi-creative biography about someone I couldn't give two sh*ts about. Grows tiresome well before the punishing third act.
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
At first it seems gimmicky, but it's really rather brilliant.
Mark Robison - Reno Gazette-Journal
Paul Sherman - Boston Herald
A wonderfully dry, well-crafted piece of filmmaking.
Adrian MacKinder - Future Movies UK
...has surprisingly captured the eccentric spunkiness of the pioneering Pekar...American Splendor is weirdly captivating in its offbeat intimacy.
Frank Ochieng - Movie Eye
Dean Essner - Independent
An engrossing stunt in the Being John Malkovich vein, only not quite as weirdly compelling.
Bryant Frazer - Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Inventive and blessed with uncommonly human-yet-cartoony performances, this film is one of a kind.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
A multi-layered picture involving fictional recreation, newly shot documentary footage and animation, producing a kaleidoscopic portrait of the artist as a troubled man.
Philip French - Observer [UK]
David N. Butterworth - Movie Boeuf
An unconventional movie in just about every sense of the word.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Harvey Pekar is not your average superhero. He's at once author and character, hero and victim, his life and his art the result of a perpetual two-way osmosis.
Xan Brooks - Sight and Sound
wonderfully quirky biopic about an ordinary, real guy who is not really ordinary or real at all
Anton Bitel - Movie Gazette
Sweet, funny and off-kilter, American Splendor blurs the boundaries between documentary and drama, creating something striking and original.
Nev Pierce - BBC
Makes a good case for the constructiveness of working out the questions, issues, and problems one faces in life through the output of art.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
Paul Giamatti seems to crawl into Harvey Pekar's skin. While not resembling Pekar physically, he's got that curmudgeonly attitude down pat.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Inventive, original and very, very funny.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Now, that's art.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Um filme auto-referencial e com varias camadas de realidade e ficcao que se entrecruzam de maneira inteligente e dinamica.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
American Splendor is one of the best cinematic depictions of an artist and his work that I ever recall seeing.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Paul Giamatti, with a stunning leading-man confidence and sincerity... turns a sad-sack depressive into the unlikeliest champion of the mundane.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
For all of Harvey's talk about authenticity, this film is as fake as they come.
Jurgen Fauth - About.com
American Splendor, if not entirely new in every single respect, at the very least feels remarkably fresh and exciting for a story that's essentially about a fortysomething curmudgeon.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
Shirley Klass - Fantastica Daily
... a crazy-quilt mix of fantasy, reality and hyper-reality that not only captures the essence of its comic-book source but of the singular mind behind it. He's a hero, all right. And, unlike many heroes, he actually gets the movie he deserves in Ameri
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
The movie's sober-minded empathy doesn't stoop to the hipster crutch of ridiculing or revering Pekar's everyman existence.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Casting itself at first as an antidote to the overly sentimental strains of Hollywood melodrama, it succumbs to formula and a facile treatment of its hero's fight with cancer.
Jeremy Heilman - MovieMartyr.com
It's a self-reflexive paean to a self-reflexive peon who happened to turn lemonade into lemons and rocked the indie comic world.
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
Wildly original, fiercely funny, refreshingly unsentimental and so loyal to its source material that it splashes the real Harvey Pekar with abandon across the screen.
Donald Munro - Fresno Bee
Harvey [Pekar] may be an average guy, but he has the sort of cynical grace that sucks you in, whether you're reading his work or watching the fantastic Paul Giamatti portray him on screen.
Forrest Hartman - Reno Gazette-Journal
This film's startling accomplishment isn't its multiple layers but the fact that you aren't yanked out of the story to admire the cleverness of American Splendor's construction; the film just feels right
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Dean Essner - Sunday Times (Australia)
The funniest and most entertaining movie of the year to date...
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
American Splendor is, like the comic, hip in structure but refreshingly square in its emotions -- smart and sad and sweet and funny, all in one outstanding package.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
Directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini have created a masterpiece of altered realities, blending in elements of film drama and comedy, the documentary and even comic books.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Harvey's virtues are less obvious, but American Splendor eventually makes his old-fashioned American cussedness seem like a form of heroism.
Paul Byrnes - Sydney Morning Herald
Giamatti is terrific, managing to emulate perfectly Pekar's trademark brooding and slightly pop-eyed stare. And the underrated Davis impresses with a performance that is in some ways stronger.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
The fictionalized [Pekar] is played to schlumpy, bitter perfection by Paul Giamatti.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
I found both Harvey Pekar and the film to be the genuine article.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Pair [Giamatti's Harvey] with Davis' Joyce, and you have one of those rare quirk-romance pairings that deserve mention alongside Alvy Singer and Annie Hall. Really.
Steve Schneider - Orlando Weekly
A blast of originality, an oddly poignant and viciously entertaining glance into the conflicted mind of a genius.
Sean O'Connell - Eclipse Magazine
We've found our favorite comic book movie hero, and though he may have some mutantlike qualities, he doesn't wear tights or rescue anyone.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
Humorous, impartial, and full of zest, American Splendor demonstrates just how ordinary life can be so complicated.
Mark Sells - Oregon Herald
Amid the fact and fiction, Paul Giamatti delivers a tour-de-force performance, finding humor and humanity in one of life's real losers, as does Hope Davis.
Susan Granger - www.susangranger.com
In a summer where the best flicks have been comic book adaptations or documentaries, it only makes sense to end on a high note like the very non-Crumb American Splendor
Jimmy O - Film Snobs
It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, and it's not hard to see why.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
One's reception of the film as art depends solely on whether you see it as a sell-out or an inside joke that takes some time to assimilate.
Jon Lap - Apollo Guide
Character actor Giamatti does brilliant things in the role, most notably with his flicking eyes.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
He may be reliably disappointed in himself, but the honesty of his take on himself and his life is, ultimately, quite beautiful.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
A soup can is just a soup can until you hang it on a wall in an art gallery.
Marty Mapes - Movie Habit
The film's style is as unorthodox as the original comic book, and just as funny and true.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
Dean Essner - Baltimore Sun
A quirky, fascinating portrait of an American original.
Jean Lowerison - San Diego Metropolitan
American Splendor isn't perfect, but it has perfect moments.
Jesse Hassenger - PopMatters
While the picture is a superior depiction of the fractured mind at play, it doesn't successfully capture the nature of Harvey Pekar the way his comics have done for him all these years.
Brian Orndorf - Modamag.com
A gentle, frank and often hysterical love story about two people destined, and occasionally doomed, to be together forever.
Robert Wilonsky - Dallas Observer
Giamatti creates that rarity in films: a three-dimensional eccentric.
Michael Sragow - Baltimore Sun
For a dour, cynical guy, he does okay: even this corniness works out, because his primary mirror is the undefeatable Joyce by way of Hope Davis.
Cynthia Fuchs - Nitrate Online
Codirectors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, who have three traditional documentaries on their resume, do a good job of keeping the various Harveys and Joyces from bumping into each other.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
It's an experience that's deeply human and profoundly moving.
(CNN.com) Paul Clinton - CNN.com
Pulcini and Berman have inventively rethought the notion of the biopic, and the results are audacious.
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
About more than just one surly individual. It's a celebration of cinema's possibilities, which here get a jaw-dropping workout.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
Reminds you that sometimes, simply getting out of bed each morning can be the most heroic of acts.
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
A one-of-a-kind biopic and a bouncily funny and poignant portrait of love in the most peculiar shapes and places.
Shawn Levy - Oregonian
Paul Clinton (CNN.com) - CNN.com
It's weird, different, fascinating, funny and strangely entertaining - kinda like Harvey himself.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
A salute to the power of the urban eccentric to worm into a worthy life.
David Elliott - San Diego Union-Tribune
Wildly original and entertaining.
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
Thrillingly inventive, charming when it needs to be, prickly when it has to be and, like a potter's wheel, constantly in motion as it shapes celluloid into visual art.
Bob Longino - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Splendor raises the bar on the earlier comic book-inspired efforts by cleverly combining dramatization and documentary.
Laura Kelly - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A jolt of originality
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
A movie that makes the gigantic little argument that ordinary lives are important and that they are beautiful.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Berman and Pulcini, documentary filmmakers making their narrative debut, have made a work as unvarnished as their subject.
Duane Dudek - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A rough grumpy, yet warm portrait of a self-proclaimed pessimist, with a hesitant yet hopeful outlook. And of course, Giamatti's performance is stellar. Sticky at the outset, but ripens well.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
Cleverly and joyfully blurs the lines of real life with various dramatised versions of it.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
American Splendor could have been better if it didn't try to be too many things and gave the stars more screen time and the real Harvey a lot less.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Louis Proyect - rec.arts.movies.reviews
It's an interesting soup that's especially tasty.
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
'Flawed but never dull and with good performances as well as a welcomed imaginative flair.'
Jim Judy - Screen It!
The problem with post-modernism is that the end of post-modernism is the destruction of the scrutinized.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
We see upwards of 200 films a year, and to have the desire to sit through the same film on consecutive nights speaks volumes. This is pure greatness!
John Venable - Supercala.com
One of the best movies I've seen this year -- original, inventive, surprisingly moving.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
It's a humane and witty treatment of an average life that, incidentally, speaks to the worth and inherent drama of average lives.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
That rarity: a true original.
Moira MacDonald - Seattle Times
In the world of comic-book movies, American Splendor is the real deal, the warts-and-all adventures of the most unlikely hero on the comic stands.
Sean Axmaker - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The film's greatest feat is an honorable but meek one: It has kept Pekar's vision intact.
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
Its arty style and note-perfect performances delight you.
Stephen Whitty - Newark Star-Ledger
A film so compelling and strange and funny...that even a legendary grouch like Harvey Pekar himself would be won over by it.
Peter Sobczynski - Critic Doctor
If you're looking to feel good about your own miserable life, well, this is the movie to see.
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
This mixture of drama and documentary may seem jarring at first. But its ultimate effect is every bit as clever as the filmmakers hoped.
Bruce Newman - San Jose Mercury News
But it's hard to shake the feeling that the movie is less than the sum of its parts. I called it 'brilliant' the day I saw it, and I haven't thought about it once since then.
Sean Burns - Philadelphia Weekly
Giamatti contributes a terrific lead performance, conveying Pekar's persona in all its apoplectic schlubbiness.
Jason Anderson - eye WEEKLY
A snap-happy synthesis of art and reality that is one of the year's most engaging watches.
Jeanne Aufmuth - Palo Alto Weekly
An immensely entertaining but somewhat featherweight movie about Harvey Pekar, an art gallery snapshot of what is in and of itself a more interesting native composition.
Brent Simon - Entertainment Today
A deadpan social comedy, idiosyncratic love story, and provocative meditation on life and art all rolled into one entertaining package.
Timothy Knight - Reel.com
Harvey, understandably grim and depressed given his bleak circumstances, simply isn't as fascinating a guy as the filmmakers would have you believe, and all the creative devices in the world can't convince you he is.
Stacie Hougland - Hollywood.com
American Splendor recounts the truly remarkable real life story of a Cleveland V.A. hospital clerk who dared to follow his bliss and wound up as a comic book writer with his own little niche.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
Follows [Pekar's] journey with originality, humor and humanity
Leslie Katz - culturevulture.net
Manages to capture the feel of a comic book without letting the use of innovative framing devices, cut-out animation, and destruction of the proverbial "4th Wall" overpower the rest of the film.
Spence D. - IGN Movies
a remarkable amalgamation of the real and the fictionalized
Carlo Cavagna - AboutFilm.com
The whole thing's weird, odd and totally unique, just like its subject.
Dean Essner - E! Online
Eventually, American Splendor becomes a medical drama, and descends into Brian's Song territory
D.K. Holm - Movie Poop Shoot
Not only original, it is wonderful, even 'splendiferous' and quite un-American, as films go.
Bruce Kirkland - Jam! Movies
Amusing almost as often as it is depressing.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Giamatti gives an outstanding performance as the alienated Pekar, glaring at the world around him often in complete frustration at its contrivances and stupidities
Vanessa Sibbald - Zap2it.com
Quirky, off-kilter look at the life and work of cult-comics author Harvey Pekar is a snappy tale of low culture and pop art.
James Rocchi - Netflix
A hilarious and often touching tribute to a true American underdog.
Justin Hartung - Citysearch
Pekar's autobiographical chronicle of day-to-day banality is a rich, if dingy, tapestry of ordinary life in all its infinite, homely peculiarity, which filmmakers Sheri Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini bring to uniquely eccentric life.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
. . one of the year's best. . it celebrates the unique rhythms of the individual, and reminds us how those reverberate in the whole of human existence.
Todd Gilchrist - FilmStew.com
If you can get past all the funk ... there is much finely wrought -- and we hardly need to add uncompromised -- artistry here.
Bob Strauss - Los Angeles Daily News
Inventive and fascinating -- one of the strongest indie releases of 2003.
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
Funny, clever, tender and wry, while always holding true to its ongoing identity crisis.
John Anderson - Newsday
So many biopics tell us what we already know, or can guess from the trailer. American Splendor is no heartbreaker and no masterpiece, but it's different.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
. . . one of the funniest, smartest, most moving pictures of the year.
Glenn Kenny - Premiere Magazine
As invigorating as anything I've seen in ages.
David Sterritt - Christian Science Monitor
A weird and wonderful little masterpiece, an oddball classic.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
The real surprise of the film...is Hope Davis, who is utterly hilarious in her blank faced seriousness of purpose
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
One of the most uniquely inventive cinematic experiences of the decade thus far.
Edward Havens - FilmJerk.com
a one-of-a-kind biography ... The humor comes through because it's never forced; like Pekar's work, it seems drawn from daily life.
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
It vibrates with creativity and hums with brilliant performances.
Richard Roeper - Ebert & Roeper
A one-of-a-kind wake-up call that begins and ends with Harvey Pekar. Without him, there is no movie; with him, there's a movie you can't resist.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
There's a lot to admire in the innovative cinematic construction of American Splendor but not much to like unless you're a fan of the autobiographical comics on which it is based.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
American Splendor is brilliantly unique, superbly acted and deliciously deceptive in its simplicity.
Emily Blunt - Blunt Review
An act of unabashed postmodern self-commentary employed to deliberately blur the distinction between the authentic Harvey Pekar and actor Paul Giamatti's faithful recreation.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine
Few people have turned routine daily life into transcendent art. 'American Splendor' exquisitely shows how Harvey Pekar did just that.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
Seldom have grouches, misfits and, yes, nerds seemed so endearing.
Erica Abeel - Film Journal International
Part biopic, part documentary, part comic-book adaptation, the film is a hybrid film unlike any other.
Annlee Ellingson - Boxoffice Magazine
One of the most wildly original, dryly comical, and smartly structured films ever created.
Merle Bertrand - Film Threat