The Pill Reviews

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Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
January 4, 2012
Writer-director J.C. Khoury has sensibility and a refreshing amount of sense, too.
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
December 16, 2011
Does the title refer to contraception? Or one of this sort-of comedy's three leads? It's a toss-up; everyone involved is just so irritating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
December 15, 2011
This might be more entertaining if any of the three main characters were at all likable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 15, 2011
While their story is feather-light, Khoury and his actors have each type down perfectly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 14, 2011
A surprising delight from start to finish, this is one rom-com with serious, and very funny, nerve.
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
December 13, 2011
What makes Khoury's film work-at least until its cop-out ending -- is the consistency of Fred's loathsomeness.
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine
December 13, 2011
The film's loses its appeal once we leave its original premise and its main female character's strangeness begins to look like mere naiveté.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
August 17, 2011
Deftly avoiding both the haphazardness of mumblecore and the fakery of studio romantic comedies, Khoury deploys a light directorial touch marked by assured thesping and a genuine appreciation for neurotic angst.
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
June 15, 2011
A recognizably human rom-com, reflective of the realities of the twenty- and even early-thirtysomething dating scene, in which people mean well but often find their attempts at monogamy tested in unexpected ways.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
June 14, 2011
Writer/director J. C. Khoury's debut feature, "The Pill," is the model of independent efficiency. It's a dose worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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