June 27, 2016  

David Duchovny's Broadway Debut Called 'Bland', 'Dull' and 'Monotonous'

November 24, 2010 (4:33 am) GMT
Starring in Neil LaBute play 'The Break of Noon', the actor fails to impress New York's theater critics, who have savaged his performance in a series of negative reviews.

has received a slew of scathing reviews for his Broadway debut - his performance in "The Break of Noon" has been branded "bland", "dull" and "monotonous". "The X Files" star appears in the Neil LaBute play opposite , who he previously shared the screen with in 2008 movie "".

But Duchovny's turn in the production, which tells the story of a man who survives a horrific mass shooting, has failed to impress New York's theater critics, who have savaged his performance in a series of negative reviews. Joe Dziemianowicz, of the New York Daily News, writes, "Duchovny's performance is colorless and dull."

"His long opening monologue... has all the dynamism of bland hospital broth. He seems disengaged, even though, ironically, his presence is responsible for the production's extended run." Ben Brantley, of the New York Times, describes the "monotony" of the production, adding "Mr. Duchovny... does admirably by his opening monologue but then fails to find enough variation... to hold our attention, " while the New York Post's Frank Scheck brands Duchovny's performance "bland".

Jeremy Gerard, of Bloomberg, adds, "Duchovny leaves whatever sex appeal (he) might have in that Snuggi... It's a subdued performance, lacking connection to the other characters or the audience... Whether that's from a lack of stage experience or because even he can't believe anybody is buying... the story is hard to say."

More David Duchovny News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Finale Recap: Does It Confirm Fan Theory About Jon's True Parentage?
  2. BET Awards 2016: Bryson Tiller and Drake Win More
  3. Jennifer Hudson Dresses as Prince in White Hooded Dress at 2016 BET Awards
  4. BET Awards 2016: Erykah Badu, Tori Kelly and Jennifer Hudson Team Up for Prince Tribute
  5. Demi Lovato Opens Up About Addictions and Eating Disorder, Says She 'Was Going to Die Young'
  6. BET Awards 2016: Drake and Future Among First Winners
  7. BET Awards 2016: See Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae, Karrueche Tran's Showstopping Styles on Red Carpet
  8. Pregnant Blac Chyna Gets Striptease From Mariah Carey's Dancer on Vegas Stage