Synecdoche, New York

124 mins
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Maverick screenwriter Charlie Kaufman makes his directorial debut with this ambitious story of a man's struggle to comprehend his own... More

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Synecdoche, New York | Ratings & Reviews

"A wildly ambitious and gravely serious contemplation of life, love, art, human decay and death, the film bears Kaufman’s scripting fingerprints in its structural trickery and multiplane storytelling."


"No film with an ambition this large, and achievement this impressive, can be anything but exhilarating, a vital affirmation of the creative process."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"To say that Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York is one of the best films of the year or even one closest to my heart is such a pathetic response to its soaring ambition that I might as well pack it in right now."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Philip Seymour Hoffman creates a mesmerizing portrait of the artist as a young, old and middle-aged man."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"At turns as neurotic and nebbishy as any Woody Allen flick, as creepy and disorienting as your favorite "Twilight Zone" episode, and as steeped in magical realism as the most moving Márquez novel, Synecdoche may not be the feel-good date movie of the year. But for viewers up for the challenge, it may be the film most likely to stick with you."

Premiere MagazinePremiere Magazine

"Will mesmerize some and mystify others, while many will be bored silly. It's not a dream, Kaufman says, but it has a dreamlike quality, and those won over by its otherworldly jigsaw puzzle of duplicated characters, multiple environments and shifting time frames will dissect it endlessly."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"It is a sprawling, ambitious and very long look at so many things, it's almost a miracle he was able to wrap it up in just two hours. And yet, for a film that is principally about death, the conclusion is surprisingly life-affirming, especially coming from Kaufman."

Film ThreatFilm Threat

Synecdoche, New York | Details

M, contains offensive language and nudity
Comedy, Drama
Country of origin

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