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Year
1989
Runtime
90 min.
Director
Hal Hartley
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
4,141
Checks
946
Favs
78
Dislikes
8
Favs/checks
8.2% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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  1. newmanreb's avatar

    newmanreb

    "The Unbelievable Truth" is a movie for film buffs. Those who wander in off the street are likely to be confused, since it seems to be so unsprung and without purpose. What Hartley is doing, however, is writing a film essay on conventions and cliches and middle-American movie characters. He establishes them as completely ordinary, and then he lets them wander off into the byways of their destinies. What makes the film fun is the deadpan, tongue-in-cheek humor that undermines the seemingly sincere dramatic scenes."

    - Roger Ebert, 1990
    4 years 2 months ago
  2. -1flb2-'s avatar

    -1flb2-

    "I'm a mechanic". Funny and quirky. 4 years 8 months ago
  3. green man's avatar

    green man

    great film. 10 years 3 months ago
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