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I Am A Sex Addict Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
September 24, 2007
The movie nonetheless can't sustain the thin interest of a man's obsession with outlaw fellatio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
This strange little movie is a mixed bag, hard to eagerly recommend but also hard to completely dismiss.
Christopher Null
September 30, 2006
a fun and unique movie that isn't soon forgotten
| Original Score: 4/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 15, 2006
Candor wins points almost anywhere, and that's what Zahedi has, in spades.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Pais
June 15, 2006
Even if you can keep it in your pants, you'll be tickled and intrigued by Zahedi's look at why he couldn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 26, 2006
That self-indulgent documentary form, the biographical essay film, earns its most onanistic installment ever.
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
May 25, 2006
At 98 minutes, Addict demands an investment not repaid by its basic unpleasantness.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 19, 2006
Self-involved and self-indulgent. It's almost as if [Zahedi] made the movie for himself, for his loved ones and for no one else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 19, 2006
Making this confessional film may have been therapeutic for Zahedi, but it's pure torture for an audience.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 19, 2006
Zahedi is wry and certainly fearless as he pours his sex life onto the screen, but around the ninth time he goes cruising for prostitutes it gets a little hard to take.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 18, 2006
Zahedi pulls off the difficult trick of making you despise, pity and admire him. You get the feeling it's been much the same for the women in his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 11, 2006
I kinda don't wanna burst Zahedi's bubble, because at least he's being open and exploratory and honest about how infatuated with himself he is, which is more than can be said for most men, but still: Bwahahaha, get over yourself, dude.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
May 5, 2006
The narrowness of [Zahedi's] sexual repertoire is the springboard for a charming and boundless homemade sort of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Timothy Knight
April 28, 2006
... the film's flaws stem from 'TMZ' -- too much Zahedi.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
April 28, 2006
... Zahedi tries to construct a narrative from his epic bad behavior, presumably for the purpose of shedding light on something. What this is remains mysterious after a single viewing, but not so mysterious as to inspire a second.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
April 27, 2006
... while some may bail early, those who stay to the end are likely to dwell on Zahedi's unwavering (some would say unrelenting) belief in his own artistry, as well as the film's many funny, quotable lines ...
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 26, 2006
Consequently, I Am a Sex Addict is ruthlessly frank in its freakish frivolity and absurdly lyrical in the grubby ramblings of its professed and confused cad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 21, 2006
The filmmaker's ability to at once mock himself and consider his dilemma with compassion transforms an otherwise smarmy tale into something honest and insightful.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
April 20, 2006
Zahedi isn't afraid to put himself out there, even when his thoughts and actions are profoundly unflattering.
| Original Score: B+
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 19, 2006
Zahedi demonstrates that he's a diary-film maker who can transcend confession -- and its lurid cousin, exhibitionism, too.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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