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The Flying Scissors

Mason Pettit , Matt Arkin , Jonah Tulis  |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Mason Pettit, Matt Arkin, Mike Britt, Devin Ratray
  • Directors: Jonah Tulis
  • Format: NTSC, Widescreen
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Dinosaur
  • DVD Release Date: June 29, 2010
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0038YTLSW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,002 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Documentaries have proven themselves strange enough that the premise of mockumentary "The Flying Scissors" -- a rock-paper-scissors competition, presented a la the real-life "Spellbound"; or "Wordplay"; -- seems like a stretch and a half in the direction of manufactured weirdness. Still, good execution of a lame idea is better than lame execution of a good idea, and this low-budget comedy turns out to be a showcase for an attractive cast, which will likely draw more biz on homevid than in theatrical release. Having played the college circuit, the pic begins a limited run today in New York. --Variety

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars soon to be Cult Classic June 16, 2010
Format:DVD
I had the opportunity to catch a screening of "Flying Scissors" in New York City and was laughing so hard I started looking around the theatre to see if people were looking at me! A definate cult classic in the making. Alot like Office Space, in that the movie gets funnier every time you watch it. Add some "enhancement" and get ready to laugh your ass off!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! July 1, 2010
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I really enjoyed this film. It's a fun mockumentary that had me laughing from start to finish. I look forward to re-watching again and again! Great purchase!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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When Arrested Development ended a few years back I went into a state of mourning. I love The Office (especially Stanley) and am no stranger to chuckling my way through How I Met Your Mother but they just don't give me that same fix. However, when I saw the trailer for "The Flying Scissors" my interest was immediately piqued (I mean, the poster even looks like Arrested, right?).

I was able to catch a screening in New York and spent about 95% of the time laughing (the other 5% I was catching my breath). This movie is smart, fun, funny, self-aware, quick, quirky and most importantly: memorable. The actors were simply outstanding. None of them are famous but they're all "the guy from such and such" and they do a really wonderful job of hitting jokes, seeming genuine and interacting with each other.

So if you're needing an Arrested fix or really like Rock Paper Scissors, check out the movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rock, Paper, Scissors! November 13, 2010
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Jonah Tulis' "Flying Scissors" is a low-budget mockumentary that's in the vein of Best in Show,A Mighty Wind and Waiting for Guffman. It's about a national rock paper scissors championship. There's Matty, the zoned-out student from Boston, a stay-at-home father from Minnesota, a Christian beauty queen who's obviously modeled on Carrie (Still Standing: The Untold Story of My Fight Against Gossip, Hate, and Political Attacks),a feminist who's searching for herself, and an Asian man from San Jose who uses equations to win.

For a low-budget mockumentary, it's quite good. It's got Matthew Arkin, whose more famous relatives starred in The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming and Little Miss Sunshine;he sort of resembles Rahm Emanuel. There's a funny fake promo for White Plains, New York, along with a British professor discussing the history of Rock, Paper, Scissors. "Flying Scissors" doesn't have the flamboyance of Christopher Guest and his ensemble casts-but it does have heart like Guest's films and is a little hidden gem.
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