Better Than Sex Reviews

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 29, 2001
Demonstrates why sex rarely makes a good spectator sport.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
October 25, 2001
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
November 8, 2001
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.
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
April 26, 2001
There are indeed a few things that are better than sex. Unfortunately Better Than Sex is not one of them.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 26, 2001
The movie's only redeeming qualities are its stars, David Wenham and Susie Porter.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Eli Sanders
Seattle Times
November 16, 2001
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.
Andrew Howe
eFilmCritic.com
April 26, 2001
Bland, tiresome and flat
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine
June 7, 2001
Though initially amusing, Better seems drawn out even at less than 90 minutes.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
June 27, 2001
A disjointed little film, and is in fact quite boring.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
October 11, 2001
A pretty minor affair, an outdated Aussie About Last Night.
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Ed Park
Village Voice
October 23, 2001
Teplitzky appears to have cribbed from Cosmopolitan circa 1985.
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
October 25, 2001
Josh and Cin really are strangers, so their sudden entry through the gates of true love makes not a lick of sense.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 25, 2001
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.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 10, 2001
Absurdly threadbare.....Supposed to be darling, of course, but it's mostly a stream of flat, pedestrian or nauseatingly cute talk.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
December 7, 2001
Runs out of impulse and falls back on glibness.
| Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
December 11, 2006
A paper-thin script that is by turns fatuous and emotionally fraudulent.
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
December 21, 2001
The bulk of the film rests squarely on its leads and both Porter and Wenham are winning and appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
October 22, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
December 19, 2004
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David Stratton
Variety
October 18, 2008
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 26, 2001

Film Journal International
December 9, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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