Hard Candy Reviews

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June 28, 2019
A loose film, which is provocative and scandalous. But the only thing it causes is boredom. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 6, 2016
An exploitation of a set of themes rather than a thoughtful consideration of them, and celebrates their austere nature in a stampede of scenes that cause only surface discomfort.
November 15, 2011
Personally, I'd rather have this movie obliterated from my memory.
August 30, 2009
Slick slime wrapped as a high-toned, girl-power shocker
April 23, 2009
Wilson and Page are compelling and Slade demonstrates a slick stylistic flair, but the over over-the-top shock pandering renders the dark lesson convoluted and hard to swallow.
October 20, 2007
It's the kind of indie film that makes its mark by a controversial theme, an infamous scene, and dines out on its film-festival buzz.
October 17, 2006
You can sense that it wants to be talked about more than it wants to actually say anything
July 19, 2006
June 24, 2006
Packaged in an increasingly lurid, credibility-free storyline, delivered with unstinting insensitivity by a first-time director determined to show off his ad-man's box of visual tics.
May 14, 2006
Hard to swallow provocative but exploitative jailbait revenge fantasy flick.
May 6, 2006
It takes creepy, spooky, and altogether ooky to a hideous new level.
May 5, 2006
A daring two-character drama that goes sour in its last half-hour ... In this Misery with a teen twist, Ellen Page delivers a mint performance far beyond her years.
May 5, 2006
A bitter Candy.
May 3, 2006
A calculated provocation with pretensions to public service value (think of the infamous 'molester' episode of 'Diff'rent Strokes').
May 3, 2006
If Slade's intent is so clever, then why is the film so stupid as to hamfist a two-hour anti-pedophilia PSA down the throats of an entire culture that, by and large, already agrees with the premise...?
April 28, 2006
Hard Candy is an exploitation film, with very little happening but a guy getting tortured for about 75 minutes of screen time.
April 28, 2006
... icky, incoherent thriller ...
April 28, 2006
... no matter who does what to whom, what you're looking at is My Torture Session with Andrew, in one way or another.
April 28, 2006
Though it is skillfully made and well-acted, it's also exploitative and nauseating.
April 28, 2006
Instead of telling a story, Hard Candy cooks up one grueling ordeal after another.
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