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Running with Scissors

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This is a son's story of a bipolar-poet mother with delusions of grandeur who falls into the care of an unorthodox psychiatrist.
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The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

March 15, 2007

The excruciating display of bohemian spoils wears the word "delightful" in quotation marks, with a theatre accent.
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ColeSmithey.com
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April 24, 2009

Based on Augusten Burrough's memoir, "Running With Scissors" traverses the '70's American zeitgeist in eccentric personal terms when the American dream plummeted into horror with the aid of prescription drugs.
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Seattle Times
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October 27, 2006

Running with Scissors looks great, and works fine when Bening is on screen; otherwise, it's off-balance, teetering where it should hold steady.
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thelondonpaper

February 02, 2007

The first half rolls along like an excitable child hoping to entertain with each new stunt. But it loses the book's dark humour. Running with Scissors? More like a stumble.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

October 27, 2006

If the book was deadpan, the movie is more -- or less -- dead.
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CinePassion
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August 28, 2009

Strictly for the Anderson-Baumbach crowd of privileged idiots
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Ebert & Roeper

October 31, 2006

In the real world, mental illness is a serious problem. In this film, it gives everyone a license to run around like characters in a Lewis Carroll story -- all of it set to predictable pop hits from the 1970s.
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BrandonFibbs.com
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February 28, 2008

Running With Scissors is a schizophrenic film. It simply doesn't know what it wants to be %u2014 a witty and wacky satire, or a serious and heartfelt drama.
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Orlando Sentinel

October 27, 2006

This is an Igby Goes Down without the laughs, a morbid miscalculation of The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou size.
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Urban Cinefile
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March 23, 2007

For every aspect that is depressing, there something that is fresh and uplifting, and it is credit to writer director Ryan Murphy for capturing the mood of Burroughs' book so faithfully.
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ReelViews
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October 29, 2006

As dysfunctional family movies go, this is one skip. It doesn't just run with the scissors, it falls on them.
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Minneapolis Star Tribune

October 27, 2006

The film trips over its willy-nilly story line and falls on its own blade.
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