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Running with Scissors

This is a son's story of a bipolar-poet mother with delusions of grandeur who falls into the care of an unorthodox psychiatrist.
Keywords:  #Annette Bening #Brian Cox #Joseph Cross #Running with Scissors #Ryan Murphy
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Seattle Times
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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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.
CinePassion
August 28, 2009
Strictly for the Anderson-Baumbach crowd of privileged idiots
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ReelViews
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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Urban Cinefile
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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Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 27, 2006
The film trips over its willy-nilly story line and falls on its own blade.
BrandonFibbs.com
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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Philadelphia Inquirer
October 27, 2006
If the book was deadpan, the movie is more -- or less -- dead.
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.
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.
ColeSmithey.com
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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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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