Grand Theft Parsons Reviews

November 17, 2004
a sad joke without a solid punchline
August 19, 2004
June 29, 2004
What could have served as a colorful episode in a more expansive film about the famed singer has instead become the premise of a mildly entertaining but overextended road movie that doesn't succeed on either dramatic or comedic terms.
June 19, 2004
The Phil-Larry dynamic makes up most of the movie and the strain of turning an anecdote into an demi-epic can be felt throughout the movie.
June 18, 2004
A dramatically inert buddy-road picture that's too shapeless to ever click.
June 18, 2004
Gram Parsons' last rites were among the most extraordinary in rock history. Too bad this retelling of the singer's final adventure is so tame.
June 18, 2004
It's an aggravating film that seems content to skim the surface before folding up its tent after a scant 88 minutes.
June 18, 2004
A ho-hum, meandering road movie, albeit with an extremely cool soundtrack.
June 18, 2004
Parsons' memory deserves a better movie than this.
June 17, 2004
The script ... leaves a lot to be desired, strewn with dialogue as flat and stale as old beer and some invented characters who make the events depicted seem more silly than anarchic.
June 17, 2004
Since his death in 1973, the country singer Gram Parsons's legend has become a figure of worshipful legend, to which this rambling, low-key movie makes a modest contribution.
June 17, 2004
Irish director David Caffrey and English screenwriter Jeremy Drysdale have, respectively, zero sense of pace and a tin-eared grasp of period speech, and together fail either to let us care about their characters or to create any sense of a living era.
March 3, 2004
I can't say that Johnny Knoxville won't one day exhibit some acting scope, but I haven't seen it yet, and that makes a movie hinged on his name and talent a dicey proposition.
January 17, 2004
It's given a low-key treatment that only serves to highlight the parts that don't seem logical, but the outgoing performances make it watchable, if not especially memorable.
December 2, 2003
An incredible true story unnecessarily embellished with banal fictitious details