Milwaukee, Minnesota

Critics Consensus

Well-cast but frustratingly underwhelming, Milwaukee, Minnesota assembles a number of intriguingly unique ingredients that add up to a mostly middling mess.

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50%

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Allan Mindel's Milwaukee, Minnesota is about con men hoping to take advantage of a fishing champion. Albert (Troy Garity) is the best ice-fisherman in Wisconsin. He is not the sharpest tack in the box, making him susceptible to the less than ethical advances of nefarious Jerry (Randy Quaid), Stan (Hank Harris), and Tuey (Alison Folland), who all want in on his tournament winnings. Albert's life becomes even more difficult after his loving mother (Debra Monk) dies in an unexpected traffic incident. Milwaukee, Minnesota was screened at the 2003 Slamdance Film Festival.

Cast

Troy Garity
as Albert Burroughs
Randy Quaid
as Jerry James
Bruce Dern
as Sean McNally
Hank Harris
as Stan Stites
Debra Monk
as Edna Burroughs
Holly Woodlawn
as Transvestite
John Judd
as Bartender
Maren Lindow
as Woman in Photograph
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Critic Reviews for Milwaukee, Minnesota

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (21)

  • Garity doesn't break any new Rainman ground here, but Allan Mindel's film has a nice sense of place, and Richard Murphy's script has lots of low-key surprises.

    Sep 16, 2005 | Rating: 4/5
  • Memorable enough to warrant another shot at director. This film ends in a way that proves Mindel doesn't rely on cliches to make a statement.

    Sep 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Everyone seems to be playing someone else in Allan Mindel's full-of-potential, slight-of-script Milwaukee, Minnesota.

    Sep 8, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Most of its cast makes strong impressions, but the plot and motivation don't quite jell, resulting in a minor item that shows its star Troy Garity to good advantage.

    Aug 4, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A strange, compelling film, with Mr. Garity as a likeable, winning centerpiece.

    Jun 7, 2005

    Rex Reed

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  • Allan Mindel is too taken with a Midwestern strain of weirdos who flounder in ramshackle houses, no-tell hotels and depressing juke joints.

    Jun 3, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/5

Audience Reviews for Milwaukee, Minnesota

  • Aug 19, 2007
    A decent odd ball film, but I didn't like the yellow tinge the whole film had.
    FanGirl B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 19, 2007
    a great little movie !
    AndY B Super Reviewer

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