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40 Days and 40 Nights Reviews

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Top Critic
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Given its drastically contrived nature, the script gets further than I expected.
| Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
You may feel like taking a vow of abstinence yourself -- at least from Hollywood youth-sex comedies.
| Original Score: 2/4
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
July 15, 2002
This is a movie that longs to be naughty, but never knows how to go far enough to truly surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
July 11, 2002
'An admittedly raunchy but smart satirical poke at sexual politics in the information age. It's also funnier than we have any right to expect.'
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
The script boils down to 90 minutes of dirty jokes. Most of them are funny and some are hilarious.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
June 6, 2002
Hartnett may grow into a major film star someday with better material, but this is a one-night stand he'll want to forget.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
June 5, 2002
So wildly incoherent in tone, ambition and character motivation that it's hard to believe it was ever written out in longhand from start to finish.
June 4, 2002
This is a movie full of sex jokes, but they don't involve mechanics and fluids so much as the nature of sex and the way it governs young life.
| Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 3, 2002
Robert Perez's screenplay takes largely predictable roads, most of them leading straight to Jigglesville, with detours along the way to Viagra Falls and Bulgeburg.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 30, 2002
Raunchy dialogue and sexually explicit sequences overshadow the film's slight hint that factors other than sex might also be important in human relationships.
Michael Szymanski
May 20, 2002
Then, there's the seen-that-before scene of poor Matt walking around with a protrusion he seems blithely unaware of that seems to go to some preposterously immense proportions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
May 2, 2002
None of the characters interested me.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
April 24, 2002
A dulling experience. The movie screams been there, done that and offers nothing new to the table.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Collin Souter
April 12, 2002
Why do screenwriters demean women in these movies by having them find these lunk-headed doofuses so attractive?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kevin A. Ranson
April 12, 2002
Not the funniest film ever on this subject, but a nice statement and satire on relationships today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
March 15, 2002
... a ridiculously lame film that has absolutely nothing to say about real life or love.
Full Review| Original Score: D
Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 13, 2002
Nothing more than a lame vehicle for teen heartthrob Josh Hartnett.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
March 12, 2002
A parody on sexual preoccupation in a pastel-colored unreality.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 10, 2002
it is essentially a slightly more mature gross-out comedy
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 9, 2002
The premise is groan-inducing, the execution doubly so.
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