Choke Reviews

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November 28, 2020
Manages to be thought-provoking and challenging even while assaulting the senses and overstepping the boundaries of good taste.
September 5, 2020
A solid adaptation of Palahniuk's novel.
November 7, 2019
Although described as a dark comedy, CHOKE is anything but dark. Twisted, funny, strange, endearingly sweet, sincere, sexy -- yes. But nothing that won't get you CHOKE-D up with laughter and unbridled enjoyment.
December 13, 2018
Choke is sometimes preposterous but always very funny. More to the point, it's always to the point.
December 16, 2017
Choke bites off more than it can chew. . . Choke's story is too hard to swallow . . . Choke is indigestible . . . Enough already! Gag me with a spoon.
November 17, 2011
August 15, 2011
We'll allow this sad little premature ejaculation of a movie to choke on its own insufficiencies.
September 4, 2009
Choke is an admirably fearless no-net movie, but rather than wowing the crowd below, it lands in the center of the big top with a resounding thud.
June 19, 2009
Squandered dime-store philosophy.
November 24, 2008
Despite the busy plotwork, surprisingly little actually happens.
November 21, 2008
an erotic gospel for the secular age
November 21, 2008
'Choke' never manages to be as edgy, amusing, insightful or plain messy as you'd hope it would be, especially considering its 'naughty' promotional poster and the distribution of anal beads as a marketing device.
November 21, 2008
Uneven and oddly compromised in tone, Choke is a competent enough black comedy, but in the shadow of that other film, it never shines.
November 21, 2008
Choke is a confused sex comedy by Clark Gregg that blunders around for 90-odd minutes trying to look butch and sensitive.
November 21, 2008
For all its flaws and fumbles there is a certain guilty pleasure in Choke.
November 21, 2008
This adaptation of a novel by American provocateur Chuck Palahniuk is profane, offensive and obscene, and packed with balefully weak jokes.
November 21, 2008
Choke was never going to win any prizes for subtlety, but by toning down Palahniuk's nastier absurdities in favour of obvious laughs, Gregg's adaptation is no more provocative than the average Carry On film.
November 21, 2008
But his sterility and romantically curved plot, twisted as it might be, feel respectively reductive and pat next to Palahniuk's fast, filthy and scabrous satirical stabs.
November 21, 2008
It's hard to know what aspect is the most offensive: the glib, cynical approach to mental illness; the sleazy sexism; the infantile attempts at blasphemy; or Rockwell's smug, boorish performance.
November 21, 2008
Palahniuk's novels are so wilfully quirky, so egocentric, so out there, that transferring them to the screen must be like using chopsticks to transport a blancmange across a room.
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