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Strangers with Candy Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
Jerri may be a freshman here, but Sedaris, grotesque and fearless, is already lowbrow homecoming queen
Cole Smithey
April 23, 2009
The movie never makes good on its promise of unbridled humor, but nonetheless connects with enough stabs of parody to keep it mildly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
A bizarre mixture of streetwise raunch and starry-eyed ingenuousness.
| Original Score: 3/5
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
What separates Strangers with Candy from other high school comedies, or from most mainstream comedies in general, is the cast's total dedication to their parts.
March 9, 2007
There's nothing sweet about this very strange character, Jerri, but you still can't wait to see what outrageous thing she'll do next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
After a bracingly funny beginning, the film gets bogged down in silly plot permutations and repetitive humor, which was more effective in half-hour television doses.
Alan Dale
January 5, 2007
[R]eplicate[s] in a raunchy cartoon how the chaos of our experience correlates more than we may care to admit to the chaos of our personalities.
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
December 4, 2006
In spite of its demented flavor, the movie surprisingly doesn't push the envelope the way the series did.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 4, 2006
It roars along with reckless abandon, skewering everything in its path.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 10, 2006
... for the most part is not particularly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Betsy Bozdech
August 31, 2006
Amy Sedaris suits up as everyone's favorite former-prostitute/drug addict-turned-high school student in the long-awaited--and quite funny--big-screen version of the cult TV series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 23, 2006
Clever and undeniably peculiar, Strangers with Candy suffers from both a complete lack of focus and a terminal case of self-satisfaction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 13, 2006
Connoisseurs of the show likely relish the induced awkwardness and off-kilter rhythms of the piece; a good part of its appeal was the blank and baffled looks it induced in the uninitiated.
| Original Score: 79/100
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
August 7, 2006
A raunchy, subversive little satire about unlikely redemption.
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
August 7, 2006
Walks a fine line of comedic self-awareness, and only on occasion loses us in a haze of condescending wit.
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
August 6, 2006
Colbert steals scenes as Chuck Noblet . . . The cracked, sordid style of Strangers with Candy half-bewilders and half-appalls you into laughing.
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Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 6, 2006
Whether you guffaw, giggle or sit stone-faced through Strangers With Candy will depend on your reaction to Sedaris as Jerri and her freak show of over-the-top bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 4, 2006
This plays like a 'Season One' DVD, silly moments interspersed with lots of dull plot and lame high-school send-up situations.
| Original Score: 3/5
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
August 3, 2006
Like the classic comedies of Chaplin, Hawks and Woody Allen, Strangers With Candy is more than just a good subjective comedy -- it's a great objective film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 2, 2006
[T]here's demented, and then there's the plain sick and twisted tastlessness and hilarious audacity of this afterschool special gone horribly, wonderfully wrong.
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