• PG-13, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Greg Pritikin
    In Theaters:
    Aug 25, 2004 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 3, 2008
  • Cineville

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Surviving Eden Reviews

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

If not a gift to audiences, it is an unintentional trove of how-not-to tips for aspiring filmmakers.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007

The tribal council has spoken: this is a funny movie.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 12, 2006
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Reality TV, says one character in Greg Pritikin's Surviving Eden, makes you stupid and ill. The movie tries hard to prove it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

August 31, 2006
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

This comedy could use some polishing. With a little more style it could have been better, but there is a decent film inside this one somewhere.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 6/10

August 26, 2006
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Although early scenes hold out some promise that this parody of Survivor could amount to something, the movie quickly runs out of ideas.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 25, 2006
Angel Cohn
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Only Lynch's over-the-top network executive stands out in this otherwise bland film that tries for satire but neglects to be funny.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

August 25, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Surviving Eden is the sort of hapless vanity project where even the outtakes at the end aren't funny.

| Original Score: 0.5/4

August 25, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Writer/director Greg Pritikin has created a reality-TV satire as clueless as the self-impressed 'stars' it scorns.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 25, 2006
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

No script, no stars, no nothing. What could go wrong?..Just because nothing did doesn't mean that the film is good.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

August 25, 2006
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com

Writer-director Greg Pritkin ('Dummy') offers up a parody that's less enjoyable than the stuff he's mocking.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

August 24, 2006
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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The movie insists that we care deeply about its sad sack protagonist as some sort of Chaplin-esque victim of vanity and greed. But neither Pritkin's conception nor Panes' performance warrants such sympathy.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 24, 2006
Joshua Land
Village Voice
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This witless satire dares to take on the culture of -- get ready for this -- reality TV!

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 22, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

That it has nothing novel to say about the subject matter it's skewering is the film's largest failing.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 22, 2006
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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April 15, 2009
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