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Choke Reviews

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October 8, 2008
Sam Rockwell, with his eternally raffish, furtive quality, is perfectly cast as Victor Mancini, the unregenerate sex addict in Clark Gregg's Choke.
October 6, 2008
CHOKE will probably find a following with 19 year old college kids who haven't seen enough good movies to know better, but this felt like a missed opportunity to make something memorably off the wall.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 3, 2008
The stuff that is missing from the book would have certainly made the film's story abundantly stronger, but there is enough there to satisfy anyone who enjoys Palahniuk's work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 2, 2008
It wants to be sleazy, or at least naughty; it's only tired. And it's just too slight to really say much more for or against it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 2, 2008
Choke, adapted by actor Clark Gregg in his directorial debut, lacks Fincher's slickly overwrought style but gets Palahniuk's silly plot turns and pet themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 1, 2008
Choke is a relatively small film designed for quirky tastes and on that level and for Rockwell's manic performance, it's worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2008
Leaves most raunchy comedy contenders in the dust of sophomoric "dirty" mindedness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 30, 2008
Bobs around on a tide of misanthropy, occasionally surprising us with small moments of brilliance.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 30, 2008
Sex, choking, the Messiah ... It doesn't have the impact you'd think with those things as the key subjects. It should have gone darker, otherwise Choke just runs out of breath.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 29, 2008
Rockwell has an off-center charm and, as his gorgon mother, Anjelica Huston is more imposing than this movie deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 29, 2008
It's faithful to a fault; like its source, it's overstuffed with ideas and incidents and colorful and often distasteful digressions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 29, 2008
Instead of just being completely nihilistic all the way through, there is growth in the character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2008
[Q]uite sweet and moving and full of cynicism that really just wants for a hug, pretty please...
September 27, 2008
A polished piece of satire that bleeds deeply with the very targets it's eviscerating.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 27, 2008
...the increasingly random and aimless atmosphere inevitably wears one down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 26, 2008
Any movie that opens with the story of the woman, her dog and a jar of peanut butter is okay by me.
September 26, 2008
Debut director Clark Gregg draws strong performances from Rockwell, Huston and Brad William Henke as Victor's dim-bulb buddy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2008
Standing and pacing during our interview, Sam Rockwell made a hilarious theatrical moment out of his frustration while lighting a cigarette. He talked about his latest characterization, which is a challenging performance channeling an Oedipal personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 26, 2008
But it is the continued underrated brilliance of Rockwell that makes Choke worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2008
A forgettable adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's 2001 novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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