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I Am A Sex Addict Reviews

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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
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 3, 2006
Were the articulate director a less obnoxious presence, he might have just pulled off his audaciously self-conscious endeavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 ...
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
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
April 12, 2006
I Am a Sex Addict starts out amusingly. But, as any one-joke movie is bound to, it quickly becomes tiresome.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
April 17, 2006
It's hard to disapprove of Zahedi, who is far more of a pushover, or a patsy, than the fierce and knowing women he meets.
April 12, 2006
Whether you find either man funny or infuriating depends in large part on whether you identify more with their narcissistic quests for self-knowledge or the collateral damage left in their wakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
Dave White
April 5, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 6, 2006
Although it's blunt, powerful stuff, it's also quite often amusing.
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
Christopher Null
September 30, 2006
a fun and unique movie that isn't soon forgotten
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 7, 2006
It just might be the truest film about addiction, of any kind, that has ever been made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 14, 2006
We're encouraged to root for his happy ending, but he doesn't quite work hard enough to earn it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 6, 2006
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