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Human Nature Reviews

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 15, 2002
It's way out there, but not effective enough.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 11, 2002
A movie you observe, rather than one you enter into.
| Original Score: 2/4
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 15, 2009
| Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 12, 2002
Human Nature initially succeeds by allowing itself to go crazy, but ultimately fails by spinning out of control.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 21, 2002
Director Michel Gondry's satire on the "beast in us all" is too pretentious and tedious for us to take as a wry, frothy entertainment. Despite the overload of quirkiness instilled in Kaufman's spotty script, Human Nature is an awkward and tired mes
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
April 9, 2002
Cheap, vulgar dialogue and a plot that crawls along at a snail's pace.
| Original Score: 2/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 13, 2002
If Kaufman kept Cameron Diaz a prisoner in a cage with her ape, in his latest, he'd have them mate.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 30, 2002
Plays as a sophomoric exercise in the art of satire.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 28, 2002
The movie lacks the energizing force that Jonze, a producer on this film, gave Malkovich.
| Original Score: 2/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
April 9, 2002
An overemphatic, would-be wacky, ultimately tedious sex farce.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 11, 2002
A movie that falls victim to frazzled wackiness and frayed satire.
| Original Score: C
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 11, 2002
A sporadically amusing mess of good intentions and bad execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
April 12, 2002
Human Nature should have been more polished, and less tame.
| Original Score: 2/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
April 12, 2002
Human Nature is a goofball movie, in the way that Malkovich was, but it tries too hard.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 12, 2002
I could have used my two hours better watching Being John Malkovich again.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
Tries for both civilized wit and primitive joy -- and mostly misses both.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jurgen Fauth
About.com
October 16, 2003
A ton of cute ideas do not a satisfying movie make.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jim Judy
Screen It!
April 16, 2002
Although one can appreciate the attempt of trying to be different and give it one's all - at least in theory -- you simply can't enjoy the excruciating experience of watching it repeatedly flop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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John Powers
L.A. Weekly
December 9, 2002
Although a few moments are hilarious, this would-be romp remains laboriously earthbound when it should be swinging gaily through the trees.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
July 25, 2008
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 19, 2008
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Kevin Devine
PopMatters
May 10, 2002
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April 12, 2002

Boston Phoenix
April 13, 2002
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April 13, 2002

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March 7, 2003

FilmStew.com
February 1, 2004
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