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Dear Wendy Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Film Comment Magazine

Sadly, the real Thomas Vinterberg appears to be standing up. But for what exactly?

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

November 19, 2013
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Leave it to the Dogme brothers to do a strange, darkly comedic tale about a posse of dandies that fall in love with their guns.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: A-

June 21, 2007
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Entre la sátira, la fábula y el comentario crítico (...) el interés se pierde y no convencen.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 2/5

May 21, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The highlight is when a female member of the Dandies bares her breasts, which is about as pointless as the rest of the film.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

January 23, 2007
Ron Reed
Christianity Today

Naive, corruptible, lonely young man meets femme fatale, and it all leads, inevitably, absurdly, to destruction.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 25, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The result is mixed.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

March 23, 2006
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

a private joke for two guys who should know better.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

March 21, 2006
Michael Posner
Globe and Mail
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We get it, Lars. Actually, we got it some time ago. Guns are bad things. They kill people and Americans are obsessed with them. Can we move on now?

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

February 24, 2006
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The film has the unmistakable imprint of [Lars] von Trier, with its heavy-handed tirade, masquerading as satire, assailing what he perceives to be America's obsessions with guns and violence.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 24, 2006
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Von Trier's caricature of teen angst and Vinterberg's junkyard-chic stylistic flourishes aren't about anything but their loathing of American culture.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

February 24, 2006
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

you won't know whether to laugh, cry, or moon the screen. Von Trier shoots, von Trier scores.

Full Review

January 6, 2006
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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If Jamie Bell can't rescue a movie, it's probably not salvageable.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 6, 2006
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The message doesn't come through with any particular wit or metaphoric punch, and it makes such a strong case for the joys of gun ownership that it could serve as a recruiting film for the National Rifle Association.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C

January 5, 2006
Marc Mohan
Oregonian

When you have to ask yourself whether this parable is intended as comedic satire or stone-cold-serious moralizing, that's a big sign that you're watching a misfire.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: C+

December 9, 2005
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

A dumb movie that thinks it's smart is the worst kind of awful.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

October 20, 2005
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com

Wendy might have a bizarre sense of locale and idolatry, but the imagination of the filmmakers is just enough to help swallow their incredibly condescending posturing.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: B+

October 20, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

the story makes no sense and depends upon people acting based on some crazed Dane's mental stereotype of Americans rather than actual human beings.

Full Review Source: New Times

October 8, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The scenario's practically straitjacketed in commentary. Von Trier's weak story doesn't help.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

October 6, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Unable to determine its goal, Dear Wendy is a tweener, ideologically doctrinaire on the one hand and a wannabe hot youth movie on the other.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C

September 29, 2005
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Baroque gun-toting fantasy and an uneasy sound track by the 1960s Zombies make this the heavy teen self-destruct flick of the year.

| Original Score: 8/10

September 28, 2005
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