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3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom (2012)

Country: USA

Genres: Comedy

Taglines: A comedy about two brothers, a girl with a broken heart, a sex tape, an angel and a pig...

Director: Jordan Roberts

Writers: Jordan Roberts

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Nora Dunn, Sam Anderson, Chris O'Dowd, ...

Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated by his brother Bruce -- usually on film -- his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.

100 | 2012-10-12 | Jeannette Catsoulis

A vibrantly vulgar comedy that never hangs around to admire its own cleverness.
Read More: The New York Times

70 | 2012-10-23

Surprisingly, character actor Sam Anderson winds up stealing a lot of the film as Bruce and Frank's dad. He can take a line as innocuous as "We don't have cars right now. Bruce stole them for drugs" and turn it into something hilarious.

63 | 2012-10-09 | Chuck Bowen

The film never really goes soft, as Jordan Roberts never loses sight of the fact that these toxic nincompoops are authentically bad for one another.
Read More: Slant Magazine

50 | 2012-10-10 | Alison Willmore

Everyone plays against type in 3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom, none more so than Ron Perlman, who has a small role as a post-op transsexual hacker.
Read More: The A.V. Club

40 | 2012-10-09 | Nick Schager

Less inept than its worst-of-the-year title suggests, 3, 2, 1 . . . Frankie Go Boom nonetheless proves too ramshackle and aimless to ever achieve true absurdity.
Read More: Village Voice

40 | 2012-10-09 | David Fear

Lovers of the TV biker drama may find pleasure in the duo's surreal scenes together, but everyone else will likely view this story about a writer (Hunnam), his film-obsessed drug-addict brother (Chris O'Dowd) and a viral amateur-porn movie as one limp farce.
Read More: Time Out New York

38 | 2012-10-11 | Lou Lumenick

A raunchy, sporadically funny comedy.
Read More: New York Post

30 | 2012-10-14 | Frank Scheck

Self-destructs in its quest for comic outrageousness.
Read More: The Hollywood Reporter

30 | 2012-10-11 | Joel Arnold

Tragically unfunny, Frankie is occasionally elevated by some of its gifted and game cast, but the film's nasty, comedically incoherent script limits its potential.
Read More: NPR