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Games People Play: New York Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
May 14, 2004
The whole experience feels cheap and sleazy, like walking alone down a long damp alley at 3 in the morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
May 13, 2004
This is the kind of faux-dignified freak show that was once the stuff of parody and satire. Now it pats itself on the back for being 'risqué' and treats itself seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 13, 2004
Pornography has more integrity than James Ronald Whitney's total tease of a movie.
Read More | Original Score: D
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 23, 2004
A look at the fame machine, done with tongue in cheek, eyes open in wonderment and a brazen sense of playfulness that's hard to resist.
Read More | Original Score: B
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 23, 2004
Just interesting enough to relieve the embarrassment you deserve for enjoying it.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 19, 2004
... a unique piece of work.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 16, 2004
A pretty scathing satire of reality TV, including itself, which makes it both what it is, and a critique of what it is.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 16, 2004
It is either a brilliant example of an experiment in psychological manipulation or a reprehensible exploitation of the ambitions and vulnerabilities of actors and others who did the director no harm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
April 15, 2004
99 minutes of excruciating 'reality.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
April 2, 2004
It's just lurid stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 25, 2004
It's easy to hook into the 'Banzai!' how-low-can- we-get-people- to-stoop spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2004
As titillating and energetic as the film is, it is also rather sad because it reveals what aspiring actors will endure for what they apparently regard as an opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
March 18, 2004
Its thrills are too cheap to be worth a $10 movie ticket.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
March 18, 2004
A big-screen reality show that flashes plenty of [nudity] but little integrity.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 16, 2004
An exercise in the rankest sort of cynicism.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 11, 2004
Part documentary, part parody, and part something indefinable, the film manages to succeed on its own terms and entertain on just about anyone's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Matthew Plouffe
Village Voice
March 9, 2004
Whitney has managed to offer the only thing the world needs less than another reality TV show: one that runs over an hour and a half, teems with pretense, and can't be terminated with the click of a remote.