The Death and Life of Otto Bloom (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom (2016)




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The adventures of a man who experiences life in reverse.


Xavier Samuel
as Otto Bloom
Matilda Brown
as Young Ada
Rose Riley
as Suzi Noon
Terry Camilleri
as Bob Simkin
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Critic Reviews for The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

The best to be said for this tiresome exercise in magic realism is that it feels like a film the writer-director Cris Jones, an Australian making his first feature, may have needed to get out of his system.

March 15, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The film evolves into a lean, enjoyable, thoughtful work, always with time - so to speak - to throw up an interesting idea or two.

July 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Cris Jones' debut feature is that rare thing: a mock documentary that reaches a genuine emotional depth.

March 20, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Intriguing on paper, underwhelming in execution.

March 20, 2017 | Full Review…

The film, in keeping with Bloom's own condition, is instantly forgettable.

March 19, 2017 | Rating: Not Recommended | Full Review…

As far as arthouse fare goes, it's a well-made, theme-rich venture that deploys a variety of inventive techniques, though the debt the film owes to Woody Allen's seminal 1983 work Zelig is worn a little too clearly on its sleeve.

March 18, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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