Choke Reviews

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November 17, 2011
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
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
The whole movie is dying, actually. But it puts on a brave face and gratefully receives visitors.
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 21, 2008
Sharper direction and a less throwaway tone would have allowed it to add up to more.
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.
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 18, 2008
Choke tries to be dirty but manages merely to be dingy.
September 30, 2008
Bobs around on a tide of misanthropy, occasionally surprising us with small moments of brilliance.
September 29, 2008
Rockwell has an off-center charm and, as his gorgon mother, Anjelica Huston is more imposing than this movie deserves.
September 26, 2008
But it is the continued underrated brilliance of Rockwell that makes Choke worth the price of admission.
September 26, 2008
A forgettable adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's 2001 novel.
September 26, 2008
Choke is disappointing not for what it is but what it could have been.
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