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The Anarchist Cookbook Reviews

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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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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.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 22, 2003
The Anarchist Cookbook bristles with wit and ideas.
| Original Score: 3/5
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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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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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.