Better Than Sex - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Better Than Sex Reviews

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David Stratton
Variety
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 20, 2001
With remarkable grace, [Teplitzky's] actors balance the competing demands of candor and whimsy, and the result, while not unforgettable, is charming.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
December 7, 2001
Runs out of impulse and falls back on glibness.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Eli Sanders
Seattle Times
November 16, 2001
At times, Better Than Sex feels like Last Tango in Paris, with all the grunting and animalistic behavior but none of the raison d'etre.
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
November 10, 2001
It could be funnier, sharper, more probing, but at its best it is sexy, and that's always something to celebrate.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
November 9, 2001
The director and actors get away with this fluff thanks to the nimble, whimsical way it's played.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
November 8, 2001
Continues for 84 minutes, short for a feature but too long for a commercial. And Mr. Teplitzky lacks the big-screen savvy to fill the surplus footage.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 29, 2001
Demonstrates why sex rarely makes a good spectator sport.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 27, 2001
Funny and honest in tracing the way in which lust can trigger emotion even if it's not supposed to be part of the plan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 26, 2001
The movie's only redeeming qualities are its stars, David Wenham and Susie Porter.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
October 25, 2001
It's nice that Cin and Josh are free of hangups and neuroses, but too bad that their healthy, cheerful attitudes make them phenomenally boring.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Ed Park
Village Voice
October 23, 2001
Teplitzky appears to have cribbed from Cosmopolitan circa 1985.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
October 11, 2001
A pretty minor affair, an outdated Aussie About Last Night.