Sorry, Haters Reviews

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 6, 2006
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
March 24, 2006
As the characters unravel -- and how -- so too does the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 18, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 18, 2006
A preposterous screwball psychological drama called Sorry, Haters, a film roughly as successful as the phrase 'screwball psychological drama' implies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle
March 17, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 17, 2006
That Penn and Kechiche are so committed to their roles only makes writer-director Jeff Stanzler's film more of a conundrum.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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L.A. Weekly
March 16, 2006
Sorry, Haters trades in glib reversals, not complexities -- just about everyone is a crude stereotype turned on its head.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 6, 2006
[It's] such a fascinating story.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 3, 2006
A sorry mess.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 3, 2006
So misguided as to be genuinely mystifying, Jeff Stanzler's queasily blended political psychodrama isn't simply a lousy movie. It's also a lousy movie that boldly exploits the events of 9/11.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 1, 2006
Plucking shamelessly on post-September 11 anxieties, Sorry, Haters follows the irrational involvement of a New York City cab driver and a disturbed fare.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
March 1, 2006
Their puzzling behaviors are given a kind of a rationale before the film is over. But I didn't buy any of it for a second.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 1, 2006
The movie is so single-minded in those serious intentions -- to make us question who really are the extremists and who the victims -- that it twists its characters into knots and sends its plot in odd directions.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
March 1, 2006
A head-scratcher supreme -- not least for pondering what possibly attracted Robin Wright Penn to her intractable, impossible role -- Jeff Stanzler's Sorry, Haters is sorry indeed.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
February 28, 2006
Stanzler seems to be arguing that in an MTV world, we're all foreigners, desperate to be radicalized.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
February 28, 2006
Sorry, Haters acquires the slowly widening, fanged grin of a Polanski tale.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
September 26, 2005
An audacious, highly contemporary psychological thriller.
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Toronto Star
September 24, 2005