“Life of Reilly” The Year’s Best Reviewed Film


As we reach the end of 2007, September Club luminaries Barry Poltermann and Frank Anderson’s “The Life of Reilly” retains a perfect “100% Fresh” rating from critics at Rotten Tomatoes and is currently listed as the best reviewed film of 2007. Here is the trailer from the SXSW premiere:

In case that isn’t cool enough, the film has appeared on several critics’ and reader top ten lists of the ‘Best Films of 2007′ including: The Village Voice/LA Weekly Film Poll of Best Films of 2007, which featured “The Life of Reilly” in its top ten “Best Documentary” list;

  • No End in Sight
  • Into Great Silence and Lake of Fire (tie)
  • Terror Advocate
  • Manda Bala
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters; Manufactured Landscapes; My Kid Could Paint That; and West of the Tracks
  • I For India; Our Daily Bread; Sicko; The Cats of MirikataniThe Life of ReillyA Pervert’s Guide to Cinema

Nerve.com’s 2007 Reader’s Poll, which listed “The Life of Reilly” as the 3rd Funniest Film of 2007;

  • Hot Fuzz
  • The Great World of Sound
  • The Life of Reilly
  • Son of Rambow
  • The Puffy Chair
  • Grindhouse
  • The Savages
  • Superbad
  • The Science of Sleep
  • The Host

… and Ed Gonzalez of Slant Magazine, who picked “The Life of Reilly” as the year’s 10th best film overall:

  • Killer of Sheep
  • Offside
  • Into Great Silence
  • Golden Door
  • Rescue Dawn
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Exiled
  • Syndromes of a Century
  • Forever
  • The Life of Reilly

Congrats to Frank and Barry!