Robert Downey Sr., provocative underground filmmaker, dies at 85 – The Washington Post

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“To be as precise as is possible about such a movie, it is funny, sophomoric, brilliant, obscene, disjointed, marvelous, unintelligible and relevant,” wrote New York Times film critic Vincent Canby. He added that while the movie had “some dull patches,” Mr. Downey’s “manic attacks on all things absurd must be cherished for just what they are, movies whose vulgar, chaotic style defines their content.”

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