D'Arienzo's love of trite indie-movie signposts of comic quirkiness -- deadpan delivery, overly formal camerawork, characters delivering dialogue into the camera, stunt casting -- is ultimately regrettable.
Robert Abele - Los Angeles Times
D'Arienzo's screenplay and direction goes for a cross between naturalism and absurdity, but it's largely a queasy, oil-and-water blend.
Jay Antani - Cinema Writer
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
An oddball feature lacking a fine point to tie it all together, but it spotlights a cast game to try something new for a change, committing to the aimlessness with endearing slack-jawed concentration.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
Barry remains immature in serious situations like a doctors office. He does follow a respectable character arc, never sacrificing humor to learn his lessons.
Fred Topel - Can Magazine
It trades schmaltz for honesty and receives heaps of laughs as its reward.
Neil Miller - Film School Rejects
[Transcends] a familiar plot with sharp dialogue and awkward grace.
Peter Martin - Cinematical
A deeply off-putting independent comedy.
Scott Tobias - NPR.org
With characters this grating, one wonders how much better Barry Munday might have been had all these good performers just acted normal
Jason McKiernan - Filmcritic.com
Just what we need, another self-consciously quirky indie comedy as low on laughs as it is on inspiration.
Geoff Berkshire - Metromix.com
This sluggishly paced quirkfest is awfully sophomoric for a film all about giving up the facile thrills of youth for the responsibilities of adulthood.
Nathan Rabin - AV Club
A dreadfully unfunny slog through contemporary dysfunctional family indie cliche.
Karina Longworth - L.A. Weekly
goes for a cross between naturalism and absurdity, but it's largely a queasy, oil-and-water blend
Jay Antani - Moving Pictures Magazine
You watch it, you shrug, you go about your day.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Manages to be both funny and touching when it doesn't seem capable of either.
Jason Zingale - Bullz-Eye.com