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Better Than Sex Reviews

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

A paper-thin script that is by turns fatuous and emotionally fraudulent.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 11, 2006
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

The bulk of the film rests squarely on its leads and both Porter and Wenham are winning and appealing.

Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

December 21, 2001
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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With remarkable grace, [Teplitzky's] actors balance the competing demands of candor and whimsy, and the result, while not unforgettable, is charming.

December 20, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Runs out of impulse and falls back on glibness.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 7, 2001
Eli Sanders
Seattle Times
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At times, Better Than Sex feels like Last Tango in Paris, with all the grunting and animalistic behavior but none of the raison d'etre.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

November 16, 2001
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Absurdly threadbare.....Supposed to be darling, of course, but it's mostly a stream of flat, pedestrian or nauseatingly cute talk.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: D+

November 10, 2001
Charles Taylor
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It could be funnier, sharper, more probing, but at its best it is sexy, and that's always something to celebrate.

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November 10, 2001
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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The director and actors get away with this fluff thanks to the nimble, whimsical way it's played.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

November 9, 2001
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Continues for 84 minutes, short for a feature but too long for a commercial. And Mr. Teplitzky lacks the big-screen savvy to fill the surplus footage.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

November 8, 2001
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An irresistible Australian romantic comedy that celebrates the life-affirming magic of sexual pleasure.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

November 6, 2001
Nikki Tranter

Writer/director Teplitsky has a great eye for detail and often manages to say a lot by saying very little.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

November 4, 2001

E! Online

It doesn't quite live up to the title, but this little Australian import will leave you feeling satisfied.

Full Review Source: E! Online

November 2, 2001
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Demonstrates why sex rarely makes a good spectator sport.

October 29, 2001
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Funny and honest in tracing the way in which lust can trigger emotion even if it's not supposed to be part of the plan.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 27, 2001
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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The movie's only redeeming qualities are its stars, David Wenham and Susie Porter.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

October 26, 2001
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

This is refreshing: a sex film that actually thinks that, for the most part, sex is good fun.

October 25, 2001
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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It's nice that Cin and Josh are free of hangups and neuroses, but too bad that their healthy, cheerful attitudes make them phenomenally boring.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 25, 2001
Dave White

They're a charming couple, and you don't mind watching them. Just don't expect insightful love revelations.

Full Review Source: IFilm

October 25, 2001
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

When you come down to it, its hoary insights -- like 'men are slobs' and 'women can never decide what to wear on a date' -- have been the stuff of sitcoms since the seven words you couldn't say on television were taboo in movies as well.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide

October 25, 2001
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

Josh and Cin really are strangers, so their sudden entry through the gates of true love makes not a lick of sense.

October 25, 2001
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