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40 Days and 40 Nights Reviews

Todd McCarthy
Variety
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November 28, 2008

Time Out
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January 26, 2006
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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August 7, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 23, 2002
Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
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Hartnett's pitch-perfect sexual panic can be hilariously funny.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 16, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Given its drastically contrived nature, the script gets further than I expected.

| Original Score: C+

August 9, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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You may feel like taking a vow of abstinence yourself -- at least from Hollywood youth-sex comedies.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 20, 2002
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Nothing more than a lame vehicle for teen heartthrob Josh Hartnett.

March 13, 2002
Charles Savage
Miami Herald
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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 Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

March 7, 2002
Mike Clark
USA Today
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It has a way of wearing out what's supposed to be knockabout farce.

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

March 5, 2002
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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Squeamishly risqué teen sexcom.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 5, 2002
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Josh Hartnett is good and I love Shannyn Sossamon I think she could become a big star, but this comedy is so wrong on so many levels.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

March 4, 2002
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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It won't take 40 days and 40 nights to forget this turkey.

March 4, 2002
Joel Siegel
ABCNEWS.COM
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What I learned from this movie: Absitenence can be a very good thing. Especially from box offices where this film is playing.

| Original Score: D

March 1, 2002
Paul Tatara
CNN.com
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It comes dangerously close to being America's first sex comedy without comedy.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

March 1, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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It's not Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or anything, but it's pretty darned good!

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/5

March 1, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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The movie is both exhilarating and depressing. The trouble is, I can't figure out which is more important.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 1, 2002
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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It does nothing to challenge the self-centredness of the smug little world it depicts, and everything to endorse it.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

March 1, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A fluffy, dopey, but occasionally likable romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

March 1, 2002
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
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The slapdash and vulgar second half ... saps the good will engendered by some funny gags and heartthrob Josh Hartnett's ... heart-tuggingly earnest performance.

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

March 1, 2002
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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It's too mild to be crass; it's clumsy.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

March 1, 2002
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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The underpinning misogyny of 40 Days and 40 Nights is only exceeded by its cynicism.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

March 1, 2002
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Eyeball-gougingly awful.

| Original Score: 0/4

March 1, 2002
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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The way Matt's fate plays out is consistently engaging, at once clever and insightful.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

March 1, 2002
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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A base guy flick that's clueless about women, relationships and emotion, and even flirts with sacrilege.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: D

March 1, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Without the defence of teen ignorance, 40 Days is little more than soft-core sleaze.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

March 1, 2002
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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An American Pie variation without the affection for its characters or original humor.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 1, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The details are fresh and writer Rob Perez's dialogue about sex has more complexity and nuance than we expect.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 1, 2002
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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A one-joke sex comedy that seems to go on about 38 days and 38 nights too long.

| Original Score: 2/4

March 1, 2002
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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Mildly amusing but wholly unnecessary.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 28, 2002
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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If short on surprises, the screenplay has a fair share of snappy patter.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B-

February 28, 2002
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Although not without its share of laughs, 40 Days is almost pornographic.

| Original Score: 2/4

February 28, 2002
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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A truly wretched sex comedy, or should we say non-sex comedy.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

February 28, 2002
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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The joke is yanked, inflated, stretched and strung out over the film's 93 minutes.

| Original Score: 2/5

February 28, 2002
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Even [Hartnett] can't overcome the lameness of the movie's increasingly obvious attempts to make horniness seem funny.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 2/4

February 28, 2002
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It's risque, lewd, worthy of Balzac, 90-plus minutes of pretty hilarious smut.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

February 28, 2002
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Just a kinder, gentler teensploitation comedy, but Hartnett's Matt, at least, invites the audience to graduate to something better.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

February 28, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Lehmann, far from the glory days of Heathers, has made a movie about a hard-on, in which he relentlessly pounds a flaccid premise.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 27, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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This is as stupid as movies come.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

February 26, 2002
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Contains some smart writing, funny dialogue, a cheeky production design, attractive leading actors and only occasional lapses into tastelessness.

February 24, 2002
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