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Choke Reviews

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September 24, 2008
[Director] Gregg makes the movie work as a sordid sex satire, but falls short in rising above that. And the many loathsome-turned-pathetic characters make Choke, in the end, a bit hard to swallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 25, 2008
All the pieces are here, but you have to glue the kite together to make it fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 25, 2008
With Choke, director Clark Gregg has maintained writer Chuck Palahniuk's voice but the men and women populating the film come across as the half-finished constructs of a filmmaker's imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 26, 2008
Among the most unappetizing feature films in recent memory.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 24, 2008
Adults-only sex comedy is shocking but shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2008
Gregg's unstable direction mutes the humor and confuses the schmaltz, yielding a tonally discombobulated film. And a thoroughly discombobulated critic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 26, 2008
Choke is jam-packed with faux 'outrageous' stuff that really isn't outrageous at all. It's based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk, but it has none of his anger or venom
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
November 5, 2008
I found it choppy, I found it dull, I found it disinteresting.
November 5, 2008
This movie is only marginally enjoyable.
September 22, 2008
Aside from a few choice sequences, Gregg's script largely comes up short on the transgressive or poignant front.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 21, 2008
Choke makes its source material's everything-but-the-kitchen-sink absurdism broader, less expressive and cheaply reductive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
September 25, 2008
a minor message at best.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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 18, 2008
Choke tries to be dirty but manages merely to be dingy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 25, 2008
Though there are moments of viable dark humor, it feels glib and lacks the sardonic quality of the novel by Chuck Palahniuk.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 21, 2008
The whole movie is dying, actually. But it puts on a brave face and gratefully receives visitors.
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