Sex and Death 101 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sex and Death 101 Reviews

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Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
Heaven help a writer who turns a philanderer into a blank.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 17, 2008
Admittedly, it doesn't have many belly laughs, but if you're tuned into Waters' peculiar, highly intelligent comedy style it's a fascinating watch.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
July 6, 2008
the monologues near the truly odd ending make you wonder whether Waters had an extreme fever when he was finishing up the script
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 11, 2008
As a writer, Waters is best-known for creating Ryder's sharp black comedy, Heathers, and Bruce Willis' self-indulgent bomb, Hudson Hawk. As a director, he tends to waste actors, and he fails to establish a consistent comic tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 11, 2008
Sex and Death falls into the category of those unfortunate films in that it's a schoolboy's wet dream slathered in smug self-back patting and wish-fantasy run amok, all told with the deftness of a piano falling out of the sky and onto our heads.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brent Simon
FilmStew.com
April 10, 2008
A fun, sloppy treatment of a profound premise that, as a reunion project between Waters and Ryder, feels right.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 7, 2008
There are a lot of laughs, good performances, and points for creativity.
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
April 4, 2008
Now we know how the dopes in the beer commercials spend their time when they are not drinking their beer. They laugh their socks off at movies like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
April 4, 2008
Waters is trying to have his cake and eat it out too.
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
April 4, 2008
One of the most pointless films ever made about sex or death.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 4, 2008
It's all a pretentious bore that feels twice as long as it's two-hour running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
April 4, 2008
Why not simply admit this is cheeseball porn, assembled with a slightly higher brand of cheese and nuts?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 4, 2008
This film is headed quickly for DVD. In the video store, though, it isn't funny enough to be shelved in the comedy section nor dirty enough to be filed with the smut.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 4, 2008
What a sorry reunion for Ryder and writer-director Daniel Waters, who scripted her far better dark comedy Heathers back in 1989.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
April 4, 2008
The movie aims to be an unbridled sex farce, but the sex is never all that hot and the jokes are rarely all that funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
April 4, 2008
The film works hard to be a dark, grown up, romantic comedy (plenty of sex, nudity, bad language and philosophy) and yet it winds up being every bit as childish as most other pictures in the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
April 4, 2008
The comedy grows more and more gratingly cynical and unpleasant.
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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
April 4, 2008
Neither particularly dark nor even remotely funny.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
April 4, 2008
Even if it badly needs editing, runs almost a half-hour too long and chickens out totally in its final scenes, it's still miles above the Hollywood comedy median.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
April 4, 2008
The screenwriter Daniel Waters has some funny films to his name, but Sex and Death 101 is not one of them.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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