40 Days and 40 Nights Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
August 26, 2010
Mildly amusing Josh Hartnett sex comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Lehmann and screenwriter Rob Perez milk this idea for everything it's worth.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 7, 2004
They could have easily made yet another gross-out comedy, but instead the laughs are born of clever writing and likable characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rebecca Murray
About.com
December 17, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tim Merrill
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
A reasonably intelligent adult comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Blake French
NutzWorld
November 12, 2002
It's a collection of guy humor, no more and no less.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
September 16, 2002
Hartnett's pitch-perfect sexual panic can be hilariously funny.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
September 13, 2002
A sex comedy starring Josh Hartnett is almost guaranteed a mainstream following. But that hasn't kept Lehmann from giving 40 Days the look and feel of a spirited, independent comedy.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 30, 2002
A slight but enjoyable-in-the-moment cataloging of one guy's battle with libido... [that] never manages -- or, sadly, seems to aspire -- to anything more than breezy diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 26, 2002
Hartnett and Sossamon resonate a natural chemistry that infuses this mixed affair with uncommon humanism and sex appeal.
Top Critic
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Given its drastically contrived nature, the script gets further than I expected.
| Original Score: C+
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
July 11, 2002
'An admittedly raunchy but smart satirical poke at sexual politics in the information age. It's also funnier than we have any right to expect.'
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
The script boils down to 90 minutes of dirty jokes. Most of them are funny and some are hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2002
This is a movie full of sex jokes, but they don't involve mechanics and fluids so much as the nature of sex and the way it governs young life.
| Original Score: 3/4
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
April 12, 2002
Not the funniest film ever on this subject, but a nice statement and satire on relationships today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
March 12, 2002
A parody on sexual preoccupation in a pastel-colored unreality.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Charles Savage
Miami Herald
March 7, 2002
The material may be lightweight, but it's been shaped into a film that deserves to become a classic in an admittedly lightweight genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
March 7, 2002
A funny sex comedy about not having sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 4, 2002
For all its outrageous humor, 40 Days and 40 Nights actually has something to say about the value of emotional intimacy over physical intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
November 28, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
October 17, 2002
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 23, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2002

CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002

Guardian
June 10, 2002

FilmFour.com
June 4, 2002
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
April 3, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
February 28, 2002
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