Pumpkin Reviews

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
July 1, 2014
Black comedy about disability full of profanity, sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
One of the worst films of 2002.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 9, 2006
Rambling and diffuse, this debut film vacillates between the Farrelly brotthers' gross-out comedy and a softer, kinder message film, an incoherent blend that proves frustrating and not particularly enjoyable either.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 12, 2004
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 17, 2003
Like a grinning Jack O' Lantern, its apparent glee is derived from a lobotomy, having had all its vital essence scooped out and discarded.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josef Braun
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 19, 2003
Pumpkin is a movie that resists categorization, that manages wit, intelligence, audacity and pointed social commentary while still entertaining us with a terrifically bizarre combination of soapy, ultra-stylized satire and blackly comic fairytale.
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Successfully blended satire, high camp and yet another sexual taboo into a really funny movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
December 3, 2002
Although there are many juicy supporting performances, Christina Ricci owns this movie. What a wonderful talent, and what a maddening, but enjoyable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
November 8, 2002
One of the most uneven motion pictures that I've had the displeasure of sitting through over the past few years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 8, 2002
...a pretentious mess...
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Christina Ricci comedy about sympathy, hypocrisy and love is a misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 5, 2002
By halfway through this picture I was beginning to hate it, and, of course, feeling guilty for it.... Then, miracle of miracles, the movie does a flip-flop.
| Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
November 4, 2002
Though Harris is affecting at times, he cannot overcome the sense that Pumpkin is a mere plot pawn for two directors with far less endearing disabilities.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
October 10, 2002
Ambitious but moth-eaten satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 20, 2002
A savage John Waters-like humor that dances on the edge of tastelessness without ever quite falling over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 20, 2002
This low-rent -- and even lower-wit -- rip-off of the Farrelly brothers' oeuvre gets way too mushy -- and in a relatively short amount of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 26, 2002
Ricci's Carolyn is entrenched so in her small worldview, so surrounded by sameness, that as she opens her heart to Pumpkin it's entirely believable.
| Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 26, 2002
All the filmmakers are asking of us, is to believe in something that is improbable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 16, 2002
This is the sort of Pumpkin that really deserves to be smashed.
| Original Score: 1/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 15, 2002
The fledgling directors juggle a few too many balls and aren't quite up to the challenge.
| Original Score: 2/4
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