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Strangers with Candy Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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This plays like a 'Season One' DVD, silly moments interspersed with lots of dull plot and lame high-school send-up situations.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

August 4, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Connoisseurs of the show likely relish the induced awkwardness and off-kilter rhythms of the piece; a good part of its appeal was the blank and baffled looks it induced in the uninitiated.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 79/100

August 13, 2006
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

It's a one-joke film that thinks its joke is funnier than it is and runs it into the ground, but not before getting a few laughs.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2/4

July 20, 2006
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

Did you ever hear a joke that everyone else finds hilarious and you just don't get?

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 6/10

June 27, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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This movie is worse than flying from JFK to Singapore in the middle seat between two chatty Scientologists. It's worse than do-it-yourself rhinoplasty. It's even worse than college improv.

| Original Score: 0/4

June 28, 2006
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

The movie never makes good on its promise of unbridled humor, but nonetheless connects with enough stabs of parody to keep it mildly entertaining.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C+

April 23, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The offbeat film starts off hilariously. But as the very thin plot, centering on a science fair, unfolds, and celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Allison Janney and Philip Seymour Hoffman arrive, everything becomes less funny.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 30, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Strangers With Candy is Nacho Libre for the self-proclaimed cool kids.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

July 7, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

I would rather be abandoned in the fiery [heat] of Death Valley than be subjected to Strangers with Candy again, even in an air-conditioned theater!

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: D

July 11, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... for the most part is not particularly funny.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

September 10, 2006
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Strangers With Candy regularly lampoons junkie-reparation melodramas and after-school specials, but with so little focus it's never clear what the film, or even Sedaris's vaudeville buffoon incarnation, is supposed to be parodying.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 27, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The jokes are so sketchy and silly it quickly passes the point of wretched excess.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

June 30, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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I liked this movie better when it was called Rock'n'Roll High School and starred the Ramones and Mary Woronov.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 6, 2006
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Occasionally takes a step in the direction of the after-school specials it's trying to twit; you'll catch it trying to make you feel warm and fuzzy about Jerri.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 6, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The show's brilliant conceit seems mild. In its own way, this is just another teen movie.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 7, 2006
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's so brilliant in places that it can make a viewer root for it, but that's not exactly the same as enjoying it, not really.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

July 7, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Some funny moments keep the movie from becoming unbearable, but they can't turn 22 minutes into 87.

| Original Score: C

July 14, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Not surprisingly, the film version contains about 30 minutes of hilarity, and they're stretched out at least as far as Jerri's ill-fitting slacks.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press

July 14, 2006
Stephen Williams
Newsday
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Quickly, no taste leads to bad taste, and dumb leads to dumber.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 0/4

June 28, 2006
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

A half-hour sketch with an hour of padding.

Full Review Source: Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 21, 2006

Baltimore Sun
August 5, 2006
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