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20 Dates Reviews

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Top Critic
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Berkowitz is a rather annoying person.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
An intermittently hilarious, often painful and too frequently self indulgent documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
July 13, 2003
Myles Berkowitz may be the most annoying human being alive.
| Original Score: 0/5
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Hilarious and a must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jon Alon Walz
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Had the filmmaker gone the path of the true, entertaining, and unpretentious faux-documentary, the audience would have cheered our love-starved hero along his entire journey rather than restlessly waiting for a date to strangle him with a camera cable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
A chronicle of how aspiring American filmmaker Myles Berkowitz finally came up with an idea for selling a film: He'd combine his two areas of failure in life -- trying to break into movies and trying to find a girlfriend -- into one problem.
| Original Score: 2/4
Douglas Konecky
culturevulture.net
February 14, 2001
I haven't laughed so much at a movie in ages.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Whenever 20 Dates begins to establish a playful mood, it's liable to do something to make you squirm.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Berkowitz went to great trouble to stage, edit, and control certain aspects of his film so that it has a formulaic dramatic structure; one wonders why he didn't make the effort to present himself as a likable human being.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
20 Dates may be unpleasant to watch, but despite Berkowitz's icky manners and unwinning calculations, he does find true love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The film has the obnoxious tone of a boring home movie narrated by a guy shouting in your ear.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
There's plenty of spunk, but the high-concept low comedy drags on like the awkward dates it lampoons.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
This is one to put on your "to rent" video list.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A promising directorial debut by Myles Berkowitz.
| Original Score: 72/100
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Justine Elias
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Like an obnoxious four-year-old who believes everything he does is fascinating and adorable, filmmaker Myles Berkowitz likes to announce, at the very start of a first date, that certain foods cause him to suffer from diarrhea or constipation.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Pure, unadulterated fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
In its own way, it's the perfect date movie.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Early on, Berkowitz tells us that he has just two failings: his personal life and his professional career. By the conclusion of the movie, Myles has apparently remedied both.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Bizarre, trenchant, and unexpectedly hilarious, this is one regular guy's foray into the lonely world of love. Were that all budding relationships came out this well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
What's so disagreeable about Berkowitz is that he seems to think that his natural tendency towards egotistical self-promotion is an adorable quirk, something that you should be completely taken with even as it makes your skin crawl.
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