Blackmail Boy (Oxygono) Reviews

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
January 6, 2006
In definite need of a sea breeze to cool off its overheated characters, the Greek melodrama Blackmail Boy reaches for tragedy but settles for soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
January 5, 2006
It's a mean-spirited exercise in stilted outrageousness.
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December 6, 2005
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 18, 2005
There are moments of amusing melodrama, but for the most part, the action is too preposterous to take seriously, and too serious to be very much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 18, 2005
Toward the end, there's a delightful dream sequence, which shows that director-writers Michalis Reppas and Thanassis Papathanasiou aren't complete hacks. Perhaps they'll do better the next time out.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Anita Gates
New York Times
November 17, 2005
The Greek film Blackmail Boy has the feel of farce at times, but much of the time it just seems determined to shock.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
November 15, 2005
The hysteria is relentless: shrieking, punching, puking, trigger pulling. Overheard bits of inane party chatter provide the only moments of levity; otherwise the theater of cruelty slogs on with no cathartic release.