Douchebag Reviews

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 27, 2010
Intended to amuse younger viewers and send older ones to Urban Dictionary, Douchebag's title is, unfortunately, its most noteworthy aspect
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 3, 2010
If watching men dressed and acting like eight-year-old boys appeals to you then "Douchebag" might be your bag. At least the filmmakers titled it properly.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
January 31, 2010
Leave it to Sundance to program a film like this and have it not live up to its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
October 1, 2010
The title may be mildly provocative in its vulgarity, but the most striking feature of this movie is its dullness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2010
The most provocative thing about the DIY trifle Douchebag is its title, and even that doesn't amount to much.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
September 28, 2010
In its rushed, implausible moment of reckoning, Douchebag ends up validating the frat-boy credo: Bros before hos.
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
January 26, 2010
Director Drake Doremus' Douchebag -- a black comedy lacking somewhat in both blackness and comedy-isn't a bad film, exactly, but it is undistinguished, in the sense that its ideas and emotional payloads are both safe and small.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Justin Chang
Variety
July 7, 2010
Dickler's acting debut is memorably repellent, even if the movie he's in -- a fitfully engaging story about two estranged brothers on a road trip -- often feels forced and unconvincing.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
September 30, 2010
Douchebag feels both rushed and way too slack, but the bigger problem is that the kind of characters and humor this movie traffics in can be found in a more compact, amusing package on the average FX show.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 28, 2010
Despite the brief running time, audiences will likely lose interest before the film's speedy conclusion; turns out the most unexpected -- and entertaining -- thing about "Douchebag" is its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
October 22, 2010
The slo-mo speed bumps and hiccups indicate too much thought and emotion rather than not enough.
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
November 6, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
October 3, 2010
A focused and mostly compelling drama with interesting characters and very natural, raw performances, but its lazy, rushed third act sinks it into mediocrity and blandness.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.265/10
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 1, 2010
An unusually eventful mumblecore road flick, the no-budget slacker odyssey Douchebag belies its abrasive title with a soft touch for two wobbly souls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Erik Davis
Cinematical
July 7, 2010
It definitely packs a punch and creeps into those personal places you might not want it to explore.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 27, 2010
A fresh and funny exploration of the close encounter of two brothers who have been estranged from each other for two years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 28, 2010
As anthropological study, as a short-storylike glimpse into a character better observed from afar -- or through the lens of a jumpy digital video camera -- Douchebag is undeniably fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
September 29, 2010
The title certainly gets your attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
January 26, 2010
A clever DIY comedy that could be this year's Humpday for art house audiences in search of characters they recognize from their own lives.
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 29, 2010
This unfortunately titled film has an offbeat charm that just about makes up for its short running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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