Hard Candy Reviews

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November 15, 2011
Personally, I'd rather have this movie obliterated from my memory.
July 14, 2006
This swamp gets very murky indeed. Bring your moral compass.
June 24, 2006
It's smart, funny, and surprisingly visually discreet. Some scenes may leave you doubled-up, but the overall effect is, as the saying goes, better than a kick in the balls.
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.
June 24, 2006
A film that will have you both squirming in your seat and teetering on the edge of it.
April 28, 2006
It's well worth seeing, because it is well made -- apart from a few gaps in logic -- and well acted.
April 28, 2006
... a film that gives you something to think about, raising questions that linger long after the theater lights have brightened.
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
It's cinematic S&M, a bondage-control game masquerading as a thriller.
April 28, 2006
The acting is incredible.
April 28, 2006
... a revolting piece of work.
April 28, 2006
Hard Candy not only trips along a tightrope line between exploitation and art; in some ways, that line is its subject.
April 28, 2006
Hard Candy is sweet poison indeed.
April 28, 2006
The questions posed by Hard Candy may not be as profound as the filmmakers believe, but they are enough to keep us thinking for the length of a movie that deftly uses exploitation to explore exploitation.
April 28, 2006
Instead of telling a story, Hard Candy cooks up one grueling ordeal after another.
April 28, 2006
Hard Candy is tantalizing, brutal, fetishistic, gripping and exhausting, with plenty of moments for movie patrons to shout advice at the screen.
April 28, 2006
At the very first, Hard Candy plays hardball. It's hard to watch, hard to listen to, hard to think about. And then it falls apart.
April 28, 2006
Hard Candy is the rare movie that may be worthiest for the arguments you'll have after it's over.
April 28, 2006
... a movie that will inspire discussions once it's over.
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