Based on Greg Sestero's non-fiction book of the same name, the film depicts the early friendship of Sestero and Tommy Wiseau, the filmmaker behind the 2003 cult film The Room, and the making of the film itself.
- " Funny – sometimes brutally – and surprisingly touching, it works whether you've seen the source material or not, though there are plentiful shout-outs to die-hard fans. " – New YorkPost
- " James Franco is firing on all his creative cylinders in this comic bonanza about Tommy Wiseau, the worst filmmaker of the 21st century. Franco hits a new career peak by making sure his film is as heartfelt as it is hilarious. " – Rolling Stone
- " The Disaster Artist largely works because it brings us closer to Tommy while reveling in the same ingredients that have turned him into an icon. " – IndieWire