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.
November 17, 2011
November 24, 2008
Despite the busy plotwork, surprisingly little actually happens.
November 21, 2008
an erotic gospel for the secular age
November 21, 2008
For all its flaws and fumbles there is a certain guilty pleasure in Choke.
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
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.
November 21, 2008
All this madness provides amusing moments, but the full-throttle absurdities become too difficult to swallow.
November 21, 2008
An uneven take on Palahniuk's fourth novel, Rockwell and Huston shining brightly enough to eclipse a patchy directorial debut.
November 21, 2008
Wonderfully acted if wildly flawed, this a weirdly funny, ultimately uplifting ensemble comedy drama about having the courage to be a real person and love another: you won't know whether to split your sides or your wrists.
November 20, 2008
Enjoyable, blackly comic drama with a great script and a terrific central performance by Sam Rockwell.
November 7, 2008
There are plenty of interesting and unusual elements in this very strange film, but in the end it seems that whatever special spirit was present in Palahniuk's book has eluded Gregg and his collaborators.
October 31, 2008
I laughed. I thought it bizarrely funny, but the laughter can become uneasy.
October 31, 2008
Slighter and tighter than its blockbuster cousin, shot in the neighbourhood of just five percent of its predecessor's budget.
October 31, 2008
Gregg, with his first directing job, has risen to the challenge, and adapted Choke without sacrificing anything and resulting in a less conventional film.
October 31, 2008
Although the central performances are solid, Clark Gregg, in his first film as director has taken on a wildly ambitious story to tell, and that's to his credit, but it's more a curiosity of a film than a walk on the wild side.
October 25, 2008
Sam Rockwell throws himself into this thornbush of a role with a veracity that is curiously intensified by the (real life) damaged finger in his left hand.
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