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I Am A Sex Addict Reviews

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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
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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
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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
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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 ...
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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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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.
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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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Nathan Lee
New York Times
April 11, 2006
Caveh Zahedi's essay on promiscuity refracts his obsession with prostitutes through a kaleidoscope of comedy, confession, memoir and exorcism.
| Original Score: 3/5
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John Anderson
April 11, 2006
I Am a Sex Addict is a sophisticated and open baring of one man's soul. And quite a few other things.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Deborah Young
April 11, 2006
Its undeniable appeal lies in shocking frankness shackled to irony, a combo that should attract indie lovers with psychoanalytic leanings and droll senses of humor.
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
April 11, 2006
A funny, inventive, ground-shifting hybrid of essay film, mea culpa, and pathological real-life romantic farce.
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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