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The Beach Bum Reviews

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March 3, 2020
I can't fathom a world that "The Beach Bum" exists where it wasn't some instant cult classic.
January 15, 2020
Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dog both seemed to be having a lot of fun in this movie, and they both turn in good performances. This is a funny, easygoing stoner comedy .
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 26, 2019
The central idea is strong and there are moments of genius, but it never quite makes the impact that it should. When the effects wear off, you'll be left feeling empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 4, 2019
Snoop Dogg is good value as Moondog's friend Lingerie, and Jonah Hill is a hoot as his snarky agent. But the real scene-stealer is Martin Lawrence...
October 29, 2019
So encased in the vapours of weapons-grade weed is The Beach Bum that you half expect it to set off your smoke alarm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
October 27, 2019
It's not unfunny watching McConaughey smoke a joint from between Isla Fisher's toes, but some viewers may find themselves less enamoured of Moondog than the film is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2019
This is a good-natured, bouncy movie, filled with good-natured, bouncy people, all existing in their own bubbles, where no one seems to need to go to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 23, 2019
Indulgent, non-judgmental fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2019
It feels especially singular - as dizzying, baffling and heartfelt as something from one of our last scuzzy enfants-terribles could ever be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 23, 2019
The Beach Bum is a film of vignettes, of cartoonish coincidences that link arms and stroll down promenades together.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2019
What an absolute trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2019
The Beach Bum may completely lack competent storytelling, but it's still an intriguing character study, nonetheless.
October 3, 2019
The Beach Bum is a rambling journey without a destination that is worth taking.
September 24, 2019
This scattershot plotted and freewheeling Korine advent becomes an ode to the spirit of the people who want to be artistically free.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 6, 2019
In this witty comedy Matthew McConaughey shines as the rogue, middle-aged, pothead poet named Moondog.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 2, 2019
The Beach Bum, with its special brand of picaresque imprecision, is a work that asks us to continue writing Moondog's poetry of life because it's a life that roars with an open heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 27, 2019
The Beach Bum is...a lot - but beautifully shot Margaritaville hobo branded "a lot" that McConaughey lives, breathes, and owns.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 18, 2019
The Beach Bum isn't made for everyone and that's okay, a lot of people will struggle with the point of the film which, ironically, I kind of think is the point of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 17, 2019
The Beach Bum is a film about a hedonistic and amoral man who is constantly cheered by adoring crowds, and never suffers the slightest consequences for consistently abhorrent behavior. What else could the film be about? (Living Life Fearless)
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 26, 2019
The Beach Bum's narrative unspools languidly, like a cloud of vape smoke. Its hazy, neon-washed, often hilarious vignettes document a mood and a place more than the emotional lives of its characters.
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