Sex with Strangers Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric Campos
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
If you want to see a train wreck that you can't look away from, then look no further, because here it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
September 20, 2002
As a thoughtful and unflinching examination of an alternative lifestyle, Sex with Strangers is a success.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
September 13, 2002
Couples titillated by the possibility of swinging will probably leave the theater gripping each other's hands a little more tightly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
August 15, 2002
A film that forces you to bring along and confront your own sexual mores, whether you like it or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Reel.com
June 15, 2002
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News
June 6, 2002
It's both degrading and strangely liberating to see people working so hard at leading lives of sexy intrigue, only to be revealed by the dispassionate Gantz brothers as ordinary, pasty lumpen.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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John Dentino
L.A. Weekly
June 1, 2002
While we see a lot of clammy groping and creepy parties, we also witness the couples going through their inevitable emotional traumas even as they struggle to sublimate their spiritual needs into sex.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 13, 2002
Sex With Strangers is fascinating ...
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 26, 2002
Psychologically revealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
March 1, 2002
The result is more depressing than liberating, but it's never boring.
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
February 28, 2002
You emerge dazed, confused as to whether you've seen pornography or documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 11, 2002
It's a documentary that says that the alternate sexuality meant to set you free may require so much relationship maintenance that celibacy can start looking good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 7, 2002
Sex With Strangers will shock many with its unblinking frankness. But what is missing from it all is a moral. What is the filmmakers' point? Why did they deem it necessary to document all this emotional misery?
| Original Score: 2/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 27, 2002
The Gantzes' interviews tend to let the guys off the hook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
August 31, 2002
Finally, a movie for people who just can't get enough Jerry Springer.
| Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 30, 2002
Swinging, the film makes it seem, is not a hobby that attracts the young and fit. Or intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 16, 2002
I didn't find much fascination in the swinging. What they're doing is a matter of plumbing arrangements and mind games, of no erotic or sensuous charge. But that they are doing it is thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
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October 18, 2008
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
June 24, 2008
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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AV Club
January 21, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 3, 2003

Boston Phoenix
October 12, 2002
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