For its first half hour or so, Irrational Man consists mainly of the masturbatory philosophizing that it rails against, just a different form. Luckily, it kicks into gear when its premise springs into action. It is not the first film to attempt to justify a major crime, nor the best, but it is gratifyingly self-assured.
Jeff Malone is a voracious entertainment consumer and entertainment creator. He currently resides in New York City, where he received his Master’s in Media Studies at The New School. In addition to his pieces on TMRzoo.com and StarPulse.com, you can check out his blog (jmunney.wordpress.com), where he provides regular coverage of Community and Saturday Night Live, as well as other television, film, music, and the rest of pop culture.