The Bitter Buddha Reviews

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 19, 2013
The film succeeds in reflecting the weird sweetness in Pepitone.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 13, 2013
This loving portrait of the angst-ridden comedian should well lift his profile.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 7, 2013
The film's unvarying lack of drama or direction can be wearing, but the schlubby originality of its subject fully repays the longueurs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
February 22, 2013
By turns robustly amusing and wistfully melancholy.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
February 15, 2013
Eddie Pepitone, perhaps the funniest stand-up comedian you've never heard of, gets a deserving close-up in the amusing, freewheeling documentary "The Bitter Buddha."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
February 14, 2013
The Bitter Buddha strains a little too hard for dramatic heft, but it's nevertheless a compelling, sweet, funny valentine to a comic's comic and a true American original.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Sherilyn Connelly
Village Voice
February 13, 2013
The Bitter Buddha is very funny, and for all its bitterness, Eddie Pepitone's comedy is a taste that's easy to acquire.