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40 Days and 40 Nights Reviews

September 16, 2002
Hartnett's pitch-perfect sexual panic can be hilariously funny.
August 9, 2002
Given its drastically contrived nature, the script gets further than I expected.
Read More | Original Score: C+
July 20, 2002
You may feel like taking a vow of abstinence yourself -- at least from Hollywood youth-sex comedies.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 13, 2002
Nothing more than a lame vehicle for teen heartthrob Josh Hartnett.
March 7, 2002
The material may be lightweight, but it's been shaped into a film that deserves to become a classic in an admittedly lightweight genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2002
It has a way of wearing out what's supposed to be knockabout farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 5, 2002
Squeamishly risqué teen sexcom.
March 4, 2002
Josh Hartnett is good and I love Shannyn Sossamon I think she could become a big star, but this comedy is so wrong on so many levels.
March 4, 2002
It won't take 40 days and 40 nights to forget this turkey.
March 1, 2002
It comes dangerously close to being America's first sex comedy without comedy.
March 1, 2002
It's not Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or anything, but it's pretty darned good!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2002
The movie is both exhilarating and depressing. The trouble is, I can't figure out which is more important.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 1, 2002
It does nothing to challenge the self-centredness of the smug little world it depicts, and everything to endorse it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2002
A fluffy, dopey, but occasionally likable romantic comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2002
The slapdash and vulgar second half ... saps the good will engendered by some funny gags and heartthrob Josh Hartnett's ... heart-tuggingly earnest performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2002
It's too mild to be crass; it's clumsy.
March 1, 2002
The underpinning misogyny of 40 Days and 40 Nights is only exceeded by its cynicism.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2002
Eyeball-gougingly awful.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
March 1, 2002
The way Matt's fate plays out is consistently engaging, at once clever and insightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2002
A base guy flick that's clueless about women, relationships and emotion, and even flirts with sacrilege.
Read More | Original Score: D
March 1, 2002
Without the defence of teen ignorance, 40 Days is little more than soft-core sleaze.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2002
An American Pie variation without the affection for its characters or original humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 1, 2002
The details are fresh and writer Rob Perez's dialogue about sex has more complexity and nuance than we expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2002
A one-joke sex comedy that seems to go on about 38 days and 38 nights too long.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2002
Mildly amusing but wholly unnecessary.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 28, 2002
If short on surprises, the screenplay has a fair share of snappy patter.
Read More | Original Score: B-
February 28, 2002
Although not without its share of laughs, 40 Days is almost pornographic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2002
A truly wretched sex comedy, or should we say non-sex comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 28, 2002
The joke is yanked, inflated, stretched and strung out over the film's 93 minutes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 28, 2002
Even [Hartnett] can't overcome the lameness of the movie's increasingly obvious attempts to make horniness seem funny.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2002
It's risque, lewd, worthy of Balzac, 90-plus minutes of pretty hilarious smut.
Read More | Original Score: B-
February 28, 2002
Just a kinder, gentler teensploitation comedy, but Hartnett's Matt, at least, invites the audience to graduate to something better.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 27, 2002
Lehmann, far from the glory days of Heathers, has made a movie about a hard-on, in which he relentlessly pounds a flaccid premise.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 26, 2002
This is as stupid as movies come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 24, 2002
Contains some smart writing, funny dialogue, a cheeky production design, attractive leading actors and only occasional lapses into tastelessness.