Sorry, Haters (2005)



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Movie Info

An embittered television executive working for a hip-hop-oriented music channel finds her fate intricately tied with a New York City taxi driver after hailing his cab for questionable purposes in director Jeff Stanzler's intimate look at the tenuous relationship between Caucasians and Muslims in post-9/11 America. Phoebe (Robin Wright Penn) hates her job at Q Dog TV, and focuses the brunt of her disgruntled rage squarely on co-worker Phyllis MacIntyre (Sandra Oh). During the course of their … More

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jeff Stanzler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 8, 2006
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as Phyllis MacIntyre

as Security Guard

as Traffic Officer

as Ashade's Nephew

as Hassan

as Evan Jealous

as European Cab Driver

as Socialite 2

as Socialite 3

as INS Agent

as Mugging Victim

as Receptionist

as Mick Sutcliffe

as Bank Customer

as Man (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Sorry, Haters

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (18)

As the characters unravel -- and how -- so too does the movie.

Full Review… | March 24, 2006
Denver Post
Top Critic

A preposterous screwball psychological drama called Sorry, Haters, a film roughly as successful as the phrase 'screwball psychological drama' implies.

Full Review… | March 18, 2006
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

It contains such a gripping performance by Robin Wright Penn that it succeeds, in a way, despite itself. To see great work is a reason to see an imperfect movie, and to observe how the movie loses its way may be useful even if it's frustrating.

Full Review… | March 18, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

It's a well-meaning but ultimately feeble and misguided attempt to say something profound about the aftereffects of the 2001 attacks on New York.

Full Review… | March 17, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

That Penn and Kechiche are so committed to their roles only makes writer-director Jeff Stanzler's film more of a conundrum.

Full Review… | March 17, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Sorry, Haters trades in glib reversals, not complexities -- just about everyone is a crude stereotype turned on its head.

Full Review… | March 16, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Sorry, Haters

[font=Century Gothic]In "Sorry, Haters", Phyllis(Robin Wright Penn) is an unstable and divorced executive for a music television channel in New York, looking to redeem her corporate job and make a difference in her empty life. One night, opportunity arrives when she hails a cab driven by Ashade(Abdellatif Kechiche), originally from Syria where he earned a PhD in chemistry. He spends all of his free time trying to gain the freedom of his brother who was deported and caring for his sister-in-law, Eloise(Elodie Bouchez). After he drives Phyllis out to her former home in New Jersey, she offers to help by contacting an attorney friend.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]But then she asks Ashade if he is interested in retribution...[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]"Sorry, Haters" is a believable allegory about terrorism and American culture that Robin Wright Penn keeps together through sheer force of will. The movie has more than its share of twists, but never entirely goes off the rails. On the other hand, it is less than original.[/font]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer


wow what a movie...very realistic and an excellent performance by Robin Wright Penn...all I can say is see this movie!! Its a very disturbing and provocative character study...and yes, the ending will leave you speechless, and having you thinking long afterwards!

alan jay

Super Reviewer


Pretty interesting, but intense.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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