Sex and Death 101 Reviews

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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.
Brent Simon
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.
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Andrew O'Hehir
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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John Anderson
April 3, 2008
While S&D101 is not quite [Heathers], it's a return to something closer to the caustic wit of which [Daniel Waters] is capable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kam Williams
April 3, 2008
A latter-day Casanova meets his match in the reincarnation of Lorena Bobbitt!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gregory Weinkauf
April 2, 2008
Genre-defying geniusness for smart people.
Staci Layne Wilson
March 28, 2008
Unlike most genre blenders of this sort, there is nothing sophomoric about Sex & Death 101.
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Urban Cinefile
March 28, 2008
As escapist entertainment, Sex and Death 101 has plenty of charm, and the ending is a refreshing surprise.
Scott Weinberg
October 12, 2007
Unapologetically sexy, oddly unpredictable and ultimately kinda (yes) sweet, Sex and Death 101 is just a solid little comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
Heaven help a writer who turns a philanderer into a blank.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Null
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
Tony Medley
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
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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