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The Anarchist Cookbook (2002)

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Average Rating: 3.5/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 5

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A so-called anarchist gets an unexpected crash-course in living on the edge in this independent comedy drama. Puck (Devon Gummersall) is a college dropout and self-styled political radical who lives with a handful of friends in an anarchist commune near Plano, TX. Puck's roommates and fellow semi-revolutionaries include aging hippie Johnny Red (John Savage), man-crazy feminist Karla (Gina Philips), DJ and ladies' man Sweeney (Johnny Whitworth), and cheerful mischief maker Double Dee (Steve Van

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Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

Jordan Susman

Aug 3, 2004

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This movie is sharp. It makes you think.

September 11, 2003 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
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The film feels as loose and unfocused as the collective's political beliefs, at times veering dangerously close to Animal House territory.

July 23, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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A lame contemporary comedy about a radical Dallas commune operating out of a bookstore.

July 22, 2003
New York Post
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The Anarchist Cookbook bristles with wit and ideas.

July 22, 2003 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The Anarchist Cookbook strains for a jazzy, Oliver Stone-ish look, but at its heart it is a placid and conventional moral tale about the dangers of wandering too far off the pathway.

July 21, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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It's so devoid of a personal imprint that either Susman doesn't have very clearly formed opinions himself or he isn't much good at getting them across to the audience.

July 16, 2003 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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A pretty bad direct-to-video adaptation and nothing more.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Jordan Susman a su transformer idéologies humanistes et mouvements activistes en une vulgaire parodie de leur propre silouhette

August 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Panorama

Offers not feast but famine...at its core Susman's film, despite its subject, is utterly conventional and as eager to please as a puppy dog.

September 14, 2003 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

Stylistically inventive and really well acted.

July 20, 2003 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

You'll feel burnt by this one.

July 19, 2003 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

Think of it as Fight Club Lite; the film may not fully explain Generation-Next ennui but it does have is a winning immediacy and agreeableness -- and Gummersall, who... delivers a crisp performance.

July 18, 2003 Full Review Source: Entertainment Today
Entertainment Today

There's a good film waiting to be made on this subject. This isn't it.

June 22, 2003 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

he film aims to be thought-provoking and funny, but this reviewer only laughed twice, and was only provoked into one thought: How do you go from The Deer Hunter to this?

April 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Susman has put together a well-crafted, witty commentary on corporate culture and the deals all of us make with ourselves to come to terms with modern existence.

April 15, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Whatever your politics, you'll find the film funny.

March 3, 2003 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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    1. Johnny Black: I'm a nihilist. I don't believe in anything, not even nihilism.
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