Choke Reviews

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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.
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 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
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
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
The whole movie is dying, actually. But it puts on a brave face and gratefully receives visitors.
November 21, 2008
Sharper direction and a less throwaway tone would have allowed it to add up to more.
November 20, 2008
The many opportunities to send up sex and psychiatry are thrown away when the film gets serious about Victor's bond with his mum. We are Freud alive.
November 5, 2008
I found it choppy, I found it dull, I found it disinteresting.
November 5, 2008
This movie is only marginally enjoyable.
October 31, 2008
Rockwell's performance is so artificial it's as if we're invited to look past all the tics to the real human being who might be lurking beneath.
October 28, 2008
Cheerfully offensive and well acted, but visually pedestrian. We needed to share the character's mania, not just passively observe it.
October 18, 2008
Choke tries to be dirty but manages merely to be dingy.
October 18, 2008
It's funny, in a twisted sort of way, but for all the perverse turns of the plot, it's a strangely familiar journey of a good guy in bad-boy clothing.
October 18, 2008
The movie's not quite there, but it represents a dark ride into the night that unleashes a series of precarious thrills.
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