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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Katherine Leal Unmuth
Dallas Morning News
September 11, 2003
This movie is sharp. It makes you think.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 22, 2003
The Anarchist Cookbook bristles with wit and ideas.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide
July 20, 2003
Stylistically inventive and really well acted.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
July 18, 2003
Think of it as Fight Club Lite; the film may not fully explain Generation-Next ennui but it does have is a winning immediacy and agreeableness -- and Gummersall, who... delivers a crisp performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
April 15, 2003
Susman has put together a well-crafted, witty commentary on corporate culture and the deals all of us make with ourselves to come to terms with modern existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
March 3, 2003
Whatever your politics, you'll find the film funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A pretty bad direct-to-video adaptation and nothing more.
Emanuel Levy
September 25, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 6, 2005
Jordan Susman a su transformer idéologies humanistes et mouvements activistes en une vulgaire parodie de leur propre silouhette
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 14, 2003
Offers not feast but its core Susman's film, despite its subject, is utterly conventional and as eager to please as a puppy dog.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
July 23, 2003
The film feels as loose and unfocused as the collective's political beliefs, at times veering dangerously close to Animal House territory.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 22, 2003
A lame contemporary comedy about a radical Dallas commune operating out of a bookstore.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
July 21, 2003
The Anarchist Cookbook strains for a jazzy, Oliver Stone-ish look, but at its heart it is a placid and conventional moral tale about the dangers of wandering too far off the pathway.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
July 19, 2003
You'll feel burnt by this one.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
July 16, 2003
It's so devoid of a personal imprint that either Susman doesn't have very clearly formed opinions himself or he isn't much good at getting them across to the audience.
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Mike Miller
Village Voice
July 15, 2003
Because it never develops its characters beyond types, it comes off as flat and forced throughout.

Empire Magazine
June 22, 2003
There's a good film waiting to be made on this subject. This isn't it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeff Schwager
Boxoffice Magazine
April 27, 2003
he film aims to be thought-provoking and funny, but this reviewer only laughed twice, and was only provoked into one thought: How do you go from The Deer Hunter to this?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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