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20 Dates Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Leonard Klady
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Berkowitz is a rather annoying person.
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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
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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.
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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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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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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
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
One of the downsides of living in a free society is that every so often someone like Myles Berkowitz gets hold of a camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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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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Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1800
Full Review | Original Score: C-