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Adam's Apples Reviews

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
May 11, 2007
This oddball story is more than a one-joke concept. Its characters are sometimes cruel, sometimes sweet, but always recognizably human.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 13, 2007
Jensen is an accomplished screenwriter with a knack for developing people amid comic nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2007
The movie is all surface, loudly clamoring for attention and then losing its voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
April 12, 2007
Some will see this as a movie about how we're all God's children. I saw only the misanthropic fulminations of Jensen's runaway ego.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 10, 2007
Its screenplay attempts to blend outrageous black humor with biblical allegory in an ultimately unsuccessful fashion.
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Tom Beer
Time Out
March 17, 2007
Adam's Apples strives for black comedy, but winds up being neither funny nor spiritually enlightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
March 16, 2007
Smart-aleck comedy and spirituality aren't incompatible, but in Adam's Apples they cancel each other out.
| Original Score: 2/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 16, 2007
I'm sure there's a decent black comedy in the material, but Adam's Apples, by Danish director Anders Thomas Jensen, isn't it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 16, 2007
Designed to elicit as many gasps as laughs, Anders Thomas Jensen's pitch-black comedy offers an audaciously skewed take on good vs. evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
March 15, 2007
For all its roughhouse antics, Adam's Apples is almost improbably sweet: a rude comedy that the devout and heathen alike can hold to their breasts.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice
March 13, 2007
A noxious, flippant mix of snark and biblical allegory.