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Candy Reviews

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Top Critic
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
May 15, 2009
Davies has no new insights into the heroin spiral, but this silly melodrama benefits from the palpable chemistry between Ledger and Cornish
Full Review | Original Score: C
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
... Candy is a rewarding experience. It may not be one that you will want to return to any time soon, but it is one that you will not soon forget.
Katey Rich
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
Without real characters or a fresh take on drug addiction, Candy has little to recommend it for anyone who's seen The Basketball Diaries or Requiem for a Dream.
January 19, 2007
The performances are good, but it would be hard to recommend this to anyone unless you have a lovely daughter who's dating a sleaze-bag and you want her to watch it as a deterrent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 12, 2007
Undeniably affecting.
| Original Score: 3/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 11, 2007
Hands up if you don't know that drugs are bad for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
... it feels more like something out of American cinema from the late 1960s or early 70s [and] may say more about the state of Australian film than anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 11, 2007
"Candy" won't make anyone forget "Trainspotting" (1996) or "Requiem for a Dream" (2000), but nor will "Candy" let those who see it soon forget the experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
January 4, 2007
The question is whether "Candy" is intended to be an honest and unflinching look at the junkie life, or merely trying to top "Trainspotting" and its ilk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
December 30, 2006
There's no moment that truly feels original until Candy's climactic breakdown at the end of the movie. By then, it's too late.
| Original Score: 3/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Those with the stomach for searing drama will recognise superior writing, direction and acting in one of the most heartbreaking films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
December 30, 2006
Here's a prime candidate for your 'Films to miss' list.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 29, 2006
Candy is pretty much the standard, downbeat, drug-addicts-in-love tale we've seen repeatedly over the years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 29, 2006
It's not entertainment by any means, but it is riveting and rewarding viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kam Williams
BlackFilm.com
December 27, 2006
Think of this warts-and-all misadventure as the cinematic equivalent of a 'Just Say No' public service announcement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
December 22, 2006
A dispiriting, predictable slog toward either (a) redemption or (b) death.
Full Review | Original Score: C
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 16, 2006
[T]here's a lot of cinematic pleasure to be had in Heath Ledger's thoroughly un-self-conscious performance...
Top Critic
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
December 15, 2006
For all its depiction of a descent into drug addiction, Candy is filled with surprisingly sweet moments and goes down more easily than seems possible given the subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
December 15, 2006
Drug addiction is bad. Given the universal consensus on this topic, anyone making a movie about it needs to come up with a fresh approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
December 15, 2006
...Our time with Candy and Dan, though tediously long, feels superficial.
| Original Score: C-
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