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Dear Wendy Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Film Comment Magazine
November 19, 2013
Sadly, the real Thomas Vinterberg appears to be standing up. But for what exactly?
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Leave it to the Dogme brothers to do a strange, darkly comedic tale about a posse of dandies that fall in love with their guns.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
May 21, 2007
Entre la sátira, la fábula y el comentario crítico (...) el interés se pierde y no convencen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 23, 2007
The highlight is when a female member of the Dandies bares her breasts, which is about as pointless as the rest of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Ron Reed
Christianity Today
August 25, 2006
Naive, corruptible, lonely young man meets femme fatale, and it all leads, inevitably, absurdly, to destruction.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 23, 2006
The result is mixed.
Chris Cabin
March 21, 2006
a private joke for two guys who should know better.
| Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Michael Posner
Globe and Mail
February 24, 2006
We get it, Lars. Actually, we got it some time ago. Guns are bad things. They kill people and Americans are obsessed with them. Can we move on now?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
February 24, 2006
The film has the unmistakable imprint of [Lars] von Trier, with its heavy-handed tirade, masquerading as satire, assailing what he perceives to be America's obsessions with guns and violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
February 24, 2006
Von Trier's caricature of teen angst and Vinterberg's junkyard-chic stylistic flourishes aren't about anything but their loathing of American culture.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
January 6, 2006
you won't know whether to laugh, cry, or moon the screen. Von Trier shoots, von Trier scores.
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Top Critic
John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 6, 2006
If Jamie Bell can't rescue a movie, it's probably not salvageable.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 5, 2006
The message doesn't come through with any particular wit or metaphoric punch, and it makes such a strong case for the joys of gun ownership that it could serve as a recruiting film for the National Rifle Association.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Marc Mohan
December 9, 2005
When you have to ask yourself whether this parable is intended as comedic satire or stone-cold-serious moralizing, that's a big sign that you're watching a misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 20, 2005
A dumb movie that thinks it's smart is the worst kind of awful.
| Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
October 20, 2005
Wendy might have a bizarre sense of locale and idolatry, but the imagination of the filmmakers is just enough to help swallow their incredibly condescending posturing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 8, 2005
the story makes no sense and depends upon people acting based on some crazed Dane's mental stereotype of Americans rather than actual human beings.
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 6, 2005
The scenario's practically straitjacketed in commentary. Von Trier's weak story doesn't help.
Emanuel Levy
September 29, 2005
Unable to determine its goal, Dear Wendy is a tweener, ideologically doctrinaire on the one hand and a wannabe hot youth movie on the other.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
September 28, 2005
Baroque gun-toting fantasy and an uneasy sound track by the 1960s Zombies make this the heavy teen self-destruct flick of the year.
| Original Score: 8/10
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