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Candy Reviews

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
January 12, 2007
Undeniably affecting.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
December 14, 2006
Both actors are immensely impressive, so perversely appealing that you want them to survive their addiction and keep on with their terrific performances.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 1, 2006
There's a formula here, and it's not the liquid being shot into popping veins.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 1, 2006
...Because we never had a strong handle on who all these people were at the beginning, it's difficult to care about whether they're capable of redemption in the end.
December 1, 2006
Unfortunately too many elements of this Australian feature have been recycled from other addiction stories...
December 1, 2006
It's one thing for a movie to show us the perils of addiction. It's another for it to give us two people who can't seem to find any joy in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 30, 2006
... for a druggie movie, "Candy" is surprisingly dynamic and involving ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 30, 2006
As good as the main performances are, they're inevitably flatter than the language of the film's narrator.
November 30, 2006
... a flawed but engrossing parable on love and sacrifice.
November 30, 2006
Rehab comes not a moment too soon.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 30, 2006
[Heath Ledger] is alive and awake and interesting every minute of Candy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 20, 2006
For Ledger, it's the opportunity to do the sort of flat-out, high-risk role young actors often claim to be desperate for, but are rarely willing to chase.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 20, 2006
I think it's a very strong effort.
November 17, 2006
... doesn't add anything substantively new to [the story of heroin addiction], though it has been nicely directed by Neil Armfield ...
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2006
In the end, Candy is a little too sweet and not quite harmful enough to the audience's health.
November 17, 2006
Though it's a well-worn story, Candy does touch on a universal anxiety. For two people basking in the heat of an all-consuming love, what happens when the power gets cut off?
Read More | Original Score: B-
November 17, 2006
I'm not sure there's a lot more to say about heroin addiction, but if there is, Candy doesn't say it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 17, 2006
... although there are some very striking moments in Neil Armfield's debut, there are simply not enough to keep us absorbed the way a movie should.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 16, 2006
Acting with his own accent for the first time since he became a movie star, Ledger is something of a revelation in this role.
November 16, 2006
If the characters' trajectory feels pre-ordained, the actors force us to sit up and pay attention with renewed focus.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2006
Even as they spiral inevitably downward from ecstasy to hell -- she turns tricks, he steals -- they somehow still look really attractive, which is a ridiculous thing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 14, 2006
Despite being well made and supremely acted, Candy is a true feel-bad experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2006
There have been other movies about heroin addicts, but none more harrowing than Candy.
October 28, 2006
[A] slightly over-familiar but neatly told story of a sexual/romantic passion at once partly fuelled and blighted by drug addiction.
October 18, 2006
Despite a fine performance by Abbie Cornish (Somersault) in the title role, film belongs to Heath Ledger in terms of narrative and identification.