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Candy Reviews

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
... Candy is a rewarding experience. It may not be one that you will want to return to any time soon, but it is one that you will not soon forget.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 12, 2007
Undeniably affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 11, 2007
"Candy" won't make anyone forget "Trainspotting" (1996) or "Requiem for a Dream" (2000), but nor will "Candy" let those who see it soon forget the experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Those with the stomach for searing drama will recognise superior writing, direction and acting in one of the most heartbreaking films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 29, 2006
It's not entertainment by any means, but it is riveting and rewarding viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kam Williams
BlackFilm.com
December 27, 2006
Think of this warts-and-all misadventure as the cinematic equivalent of a 'Just Say No' public service announcement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 16, 2006
[T]here's a lot of cinematic pleasure to be had in Heath Ledger's thoroughly un-self-conscious performance...
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
December 15, 2006
For all its depiction of a descent into drug addiction, Candy is filled with surprisingly sweet moments and goes down more easily than seems possible given the subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 14, 2006
Both actors are immensely impressive, so perversely appealing that you want them to survive their addiction and keep on with their terrific performances.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 7, 2006
Director Neil Armfield reaps rewards for the trust he places in his actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
December 1, 2006
It boasts a heartbreaking performance by Ledger...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 1, 2006
It's one thing for a movie to show us the perils of addiction. It's another for it to give us two people who can't seem to find any joy in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
November 30, 2006
... for a druggie movie, "Candy" is surprisingly dynamic and involving ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
November 30, 2006
a rough movie to watch, but the acting performances make it worth it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 30, 2006
... a flawed but engrossing parable on love and sacrifice.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 30, 2006
[Heath Ledger] is alive and awake and interesting every minute of Candy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
November 25, 2006
In this brief, brutal moment of Candy's voice, the film is almost something new. But she exists, at last, beyond Dan and beyond Candy.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 20, 2006
For Ledger, it's the opportunity to do the sort of flat-out, high-risk role young actors often claim to be desperate for, but are rarely willing to chase.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 20, 2006
I think it's a very strong effort.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
November 18, 2006
This may be a good film to take the kiddies to if you want to scare them. Sort of like those car crash films in driver's ed. But it's generally not worth it.
| Original Score: 2.8/5
Jim Ridley
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 19, 2009
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 12, 2007

Irish Times
January 5, 2007
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 30, 2006
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