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Strangers with Candy Reviews

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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 79/100
July 20, 2006
It's a one-joke film that thinks its joke is funnier than it is and runs it into the ground, but not before getting a few laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 27, 2006
Did you ever hear a joke that everyone else finds hilarious and you just don't get?
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 28, 2006
This movie is worse than flying from JFK to Singapore in the middle seat between two chatty Scientologists. It's worse than do-it-yourself rhinoplasty. It's even worse than college improv.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
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+
June 30, 2006
The offbeat film starts off hilariously. But as the very thin plot, centering on a science fair, unfolds, and celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Allison Janney and Philip Seymour Hoffman arrive, everything becomes less funny.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 7, 2006
Strangers With Candy is Nacho Libre for the self-proclaimed cool kids.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2006
I would rather be abandoned in the fiery [heat] of Death Valley than be subjected to Strangers with Candy again, even in an air-conditioned theater!
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 10, 2006
... for the most part is not particularly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 27, 2006
Strangers With Candy regularly lampoons junkie-reparation melodramas and after-school specials, but with so little focus it's never clear what the film, or even Sedaris's vaudeville buffoon incarnation, is supposed to be parodying.
June 30, 2006
The jokes are so sketchy and silly it quickly passes the point of wretched excess.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 6, 2006
I liked this movie better when it was called Rock'n'Roll High School and starred the Ramones and Mary Woronov.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 6, 2006
Occasionally takes a step in the direction of the after-school specials it's trying to twit; you'll catch it trying to make you feel warm and fuzzy about Jerri.
July 7, 2006
The show's brilliant conceit seems mild. In its own way, this is just another teen movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 7, 2006
It's so brilliant in places that it can make a viewer root for it, but that's not exactly the same as enjoying it, not really.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 14, 2006
Some funny moments keep the movie from becoming unbearable, but they can't turn 22 minutes into 87.
Read More | Original Score: C
July 14, 2006
Not surprisingly, the film version contains about 30 minutes of hilarity, and they're stretched out at least as far as Jerri's ill-fitting slacks.
June 28, 2006
Quickly, no taste leads to bad taste, and dumb leads to dumber.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
July 21, 2006
A half-hour sketch with an hour of padding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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