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Below Average "The film wants to be writer-director Hal Hartley's
absurdist gloss on Beauty and the Beast, and Robert John Burke, as the
monster, has a snappish impatience that's desperate and funny. But Hartley, in
what is either a failure of passion or a fear of it, gives this derelict-saint
of a creature no special quality of lyrical desire; he's just a bum with a
horned face. Hartley is trapped between sincerity and mock sincerity, and that
all but dooms a filmmaker to slipping through the cracks.''
Roger Ebert Full
Poor "No Such Thing is inexplicable, shapeless, dull. It
doesn't even rise to entertaining badness. Coming four years after his
intriguing if unsuccessful Henry Fool, and filmed mostly on location in
Iceland with Icelandic money, it suggests a film that was made primarily because
he couldn't get anything else off the ground.''
TV Guide Online Full
Average "...the film is little more than a stylish exercise in
revisionism whose point — we create, then destroy our own monsters in order to
assure ourselves we're human — is no doubt true, but serves as a rather thin
moral to such a knowing fable.''
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