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Dear Wendy Reviews

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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-
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
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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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+
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
Pam Grady
September 23, 2005
Vinterberg takes von Trier's witty, ironic screenplay, which explores the American fascination with firearms, and builds from it an elegant, explosive black comedy that adds a wry nod to that disappearing genre, the Western.
| Original Score: 3.5/4

E! Online
September 23, 2005
It's an obvious point, one made all the more maddening for its can't-be-denied quality and its artful, strangely lovelorn aura of sadness.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 23, 2005
It's so entertaining that even a die-hard NRA member might be impressed.
| Original Score: 3/4
Les Wright
September 22, 2005
A pastiche of Hollywood western themes and characters woven into a modern-day morality play about the mystique of handguns in seen from a distant European mirror
September 22, 2005
A weird, beautifully made, stirringly acted movie. But also a frustrating movie that feels like a very artfully written but poorly thought out high schooler's blog harangue.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.3/10
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 22, 2005
An allegory on guns and violence in America that is all the more resounding for its acutely observed foreigners' perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
September 22, 2005
The best picture of the year (so far).
Harvey S. Karten
September 20, 2005
Even pacificsts love guns.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
September 15, 2005
Dear Wendy starts out as an inspired test case for the continued necessity of the Second Amendment, and only near the end does it lose some of its tightly concentrated focus.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
September 9, 2005
Although Dear Wendy, like most things Von Trier's name is attached to these days, has been widely attacked for selling a na´ve and ersatz version of American gun culture, what's most interesting about it is just how unapologetically unreal it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
August 29, 2005
Instigante e extremamente divertido, acaba se revelando uma espÚcie de 'primo' do fabuloso Clube da Luta, com o qual divide alguns temas importantes.
| Original Score: 5/5
Boyd van Hoeij
August 14, 2005
Could very well be the best work of both von Trier and Vinterberg; sensuous filmmaking, an intelligent script, an excellent cast and soundtrack.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 12, 2005
An exaggerated representation of where a fringe group's gun obsession takes them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
August 7, 2005
Vinterberg pulls out the stops for an impressive climax and has one or two genuine surprises up his sleeve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Utichi
August 7, 2005
Never quite hits the high von Trier struck with Dogville last year, but it succeeds in being both original and moving.
| Original Score: 74/100
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