“ Interesting, but slow.. A very Glover movie .
“ (It's as if someone had thrown the name of every possible instrument into a hat including the glockenspiel and drawn out half a dozen at random.
“ Oddball Glover is the eponymous clerk-for-hire in this broad caricatured adaptation of Herman Melville's story with a cast of colorful characters that try a bit too hard for the black farce of office politics and bureaucratic nonsense mingle into a mishmash of gaudy set design, eye-sore costumes and the equivalency of running in place: going nowhere fast.
“ Bartleby is an enigma for sure, both sad and fascinating.
“ I saw this movie last night at MOMA, and thoroughly enjoyed it; a wonderful, well thought out film with a winning cast.
“ It really pokes fun at the workplace and is thoroughly enjoyable!
“ Not having read the Melville story, I cannot make comparisons between it and the film, but standing alone, the film was quite entertaining.
“" (Enjoyable piece) If you like a bit of dark comedy as it pertains to the corporate world, then this piece is for you.
“ Glenne Headly is Vivian, an office secretary, the woman of many adorable talents; Maury Chaykin, and Joe Piscopo are his coworkers in the one of the most boring office ever existed.
“ Sure, the story has an important theme and some interesting symbolism, but it's also dull, dull, dull.
“ I enjoyed it .
“ However, director Jonathan Parker has taken the best sort of revenge on this canonical work of American literature; he's turned it into a zany, low-budget, laugh fest--getting across many of the essential ideas while also entertaining his audience.
“ Depending on how you view it, Bartleby is either a protagonist or antagonist; a man who answers an ad for a `boring job, no room for advancement and low wages' who decides one day that he doesn't want to work anymore.
“ What makes Bartleby fascinating is that he is a nonconformist simply by nature and not because he has any real bone to pick with society or the people around him.
“ One is, it just gets boring.
“ For a Crispin Glover fan, this is even barely worth watching.
“ Then the movie starts, and it goes on far too long.
“ The sparse yet colorful set design was a perfect compliment to the eccentricities of the film, and the cast was both surprising and intriguing.