• Pumpkin
    2 minutes 59 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Pumpkin Reviews

Todd McCarthy
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March 27, 2009
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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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.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 4, 2002
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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This is the sort of Pumpkin that really deserves to be smashed.

| Original Score: 1/5

August 16, 2002

Arizona Republic
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August 16, 2002
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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By presenting an impossible romance in an impossible world, Pumpkin dares us to say why either is impossible -- which forces us to confront what's possible and what we might do to make it so.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 3/4

August 7, 2002
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Though Pumpkin extends its jaundiced joke too far, it's almost worth it for Ricci's final scene, which tells us everything we need to know about what will become of her.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

August 2, 2002
Scott Steinberg
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Weird. Rewarding.

| Original Score: B

July 26, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 26, 2002
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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If you believe any of this, I can make you a real deal on leftover Enron stock that will double in value a week from Friday.

July 25, 2002
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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[T]hose same extremes prevent us from taking its message seriously, and the Stepford Wives mentality doesn't work in a modern context.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: C+

July 19, 2002
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
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Instead of putting an easy-to-swallow candy coating on a touchy subject, Pumpkin searches for beauty in ugliness and quality in imperfection.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

July 11, 2002
Chris Jones
Chicago Tribune
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For all its many flaws, Pumpkin has some worthwhile ideas and funny moments, and its whacked-out heart is in the right place.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 11, 2002
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Although I often found it hysterically funny, I was never quite sure if I was laughing at it or with it.

July 9, 2002
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Remember: These are two hours of your life you'll never get back.

July 9, 2002
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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[A] rather thinly-conceived movie.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

July 9, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Relentlessly, and sometimes brilliantly, it forces us to decide what we really think, how permissive our taste really is, how far a black comedy can go before it goes too far.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 9, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The results are perversely watchable, as much for the movie's evasions as the controversial issues with which it toys. Often, it just seems carelessly smug.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 5, 2002
James Berardinelli
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The majority of the film is original and engaging, and Christina Ricci turns in another fine performance. This pair of assets alone is worth the price of admission.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

July 4, 2002
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Pumpkin sits in a patch somewhere between mirthless Todd Solondzian satire and callow student film.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

July 2, 2002
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I wish it would have just gone more over-the-top instead of trying to have it both ways.

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July 1, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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An opportunity missed.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

June 28, 2002
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Pumpkin will no doubt make many people uncomfortable -- but its full frontal assault on political correctness had me in stitches.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 28, 2002
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Pumpkin means to be an outrageous dark satire on fraternity life, but its ambitions far exceed the abilities of writer Adam Larson Broder and his co-director, Tony R. Abrams, in their feature debut.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 28, 2002
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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The filmmakers try to balance pointed, often incisive satire and unabashed sweetness, with results that are sometimes bracing, sometimes baffling and quite often, and in unexpected ways, touching.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 27, 2002
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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This post-p.c. comedy is rather less than the sum of its inconsistent daredevil postures.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 25, 2002
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Broder settles for a broadly played comedy in which the disabled are never really that disabled and intolerance stems more from naivete than from genuine malice.

April 8, 2002
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