A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

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Tiresomely self-indulgent and lacking any storytelling cohesion, this Glimpse Inside the Mind finds little food for thought.

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Set in a stylized Los Angeles, 'A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III' is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles' life falls apart and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With the support of his loyal intimates- Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette) -- he begins the hard road of self-evaluation to come to terms with a life without Ivana. The film begs the question: Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time? (c) A24

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Critic Reviews for A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (47)

  • This giant turkey was produced, written, and directed by Roman Coppola, who must have thought the dumb fantasy sequences, steeped in movieland imagery, would remind people of 8-1/2 (or, at the very least, Head).

    Feb 15, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The audience finds out just how long 84 minutes can be. The answer: really long.

    Feb 14, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Perhaps the best thing that can be said about the film is that it adequately depicts the narcissism of its star ...

    Feb 14, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A film is a terrible thing to waste.

    Feb 14, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • The execution ... is perilously self-absorbed ...

    Feb 13, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • A movie that doesn't really seem to have any reason to exist, other than maybe to give writer and director Roman Coppola and star Charlie Sheen something to do for a few weeks.

    Feb 13, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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  • Aug 05, 2013
    Beyond awful, Roman Coppola's A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III is an atrocious piece of garbage. The tragedy of it is that the film has a great cast that features Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Aubrey Plaza; who are all exceptional comedic actors. But, the story's monotonous tripe and the characters are dull and uninteresting. A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III is a vapid and senseless film that seems to drag on forever.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 11, 2013
    Handsome. Brilliant. Heartbroken. The movie obviously had a lot of potential but the execution is horrible. It has a few funny moments but they're way too few and far between. It would be easy to blame all of the movie's failings on it's star, Charlie Sheen, but it was mostly, most likely, it's writer/director's fault. When working with Anderson Coppola has shown some skill but he obviously wasn't ready to helm a movie like this. I truly hope his next project is much better than this.
    Manu G Super Reviewer
  • May 24, 2013
    Pathetic. Is Sheen still high?
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2013
    Feels like the first draft of something that could be really great; receives extra points for a terrific (arguably too smug) ending.
    Kevin C Super Reviewer

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