Good Dick Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 26, 2011
Instead of embodying the fun and spirited fluff that a rom com should be, this film just grinds its teeth through the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
January 2, 2011
A weird love story between two damaged souls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 7, 2009
...a lot more poignant than most of Hollywood's big-budget, star-studded takes on the subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 5, 2009
One of the weakest competition entries at Sundance Fest this year, this pseudo romantic-erotic feature promises more than it can deliver, and after a cute beginning falls apart.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
November 14, 2008
Surely some of the young woman's porn videos would make better viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
November 14, 2008
In another movie, the boy who pursues this girl would be a serial killer.
Ethan Alter
Giant Magazine
October 18, 2008
All of the most annoying elements of independent cinema are on full display in Good Dick, a painfully awkward attempt at...well, I'm not sure what exactly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David D'Arcy
Screen International
October 18, 2008
Marianne Palka's comedy, which she wrote and stars in, lacks the script, acting and the laughs to rise in the marketplace above similar Sundance-style fare, despite the sado-masochistic streak.
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James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter
October 18, 2008
Alternately compelling and dramatically limp, the film scores points for exploring unfamiliar territory but lacks the emotional depth to make some very strange behavior believable.
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008
The independently minded have spirits to aflame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 17, 2008
A short and sweet anti-romantic comedy, Good Dick puts together a heav ily depressed young woman with a homeless clerk who rents her porn at a Los Angeles video store.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 17, 2008
As irritatingly monosyllabic as its characters, this indie 'romance' -- the quote marks aren't an accident -- feels over-workshopped and false at almost every point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 17, 2008
Dysfunction beguiles in Good Dick, a perverse romantic comedy whose coarse title belies its tender heart.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Peikert
New York Press
October 15, 2008
Good Dick manages to be a squirmily charming romantic movie, chockablock with surprising details.
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David Fear
Time Out
October 15, 2008
Ultimately, the body part that gets the most play is the mouth, with the hyphenate and her personal-professional partner Ritter trading the sort of sub-Cassavetes banter that screams self-written acting exercises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 15, 2008
A distinctly unlikable movie about dislikable people, writer/director/actor Marianna Palka's mumblecore version of dysfunctional romance is the most unromantic picture of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
October 10, 2008
Good Dick carries its messed-up, highly improbable premise so lightly and gracefully that it ultimately comes off as a sweet, plausible and curiously grounded love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
October 9, 2008
Another indie that wears its quirks and gritty "realism" a little too proudly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
October 9, 2008
Mostly the movie is eccentric and edgy in childish ways, relying on offhand shock and predictable revelations.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
October 9, 2008
Unfortunately, Good Dick is all high-wire act, determinedly thwarting the expectations of its genre but unable to present a wholly successful alternative to romcom conventionality.
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