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Joe's Apartment Reviews

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May 12, 2008
It's nicely realised, by human and roach alike, and something of a landmark in cinematic grossness.

TV Guide
May 12, 2008
If it were even half as clever as the promotional web site -- which features such inventions as ROL, a parody of online service AOL -- it would be a small delight. But it's not.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
May 12, 2008
Unfortunately, nothing that any of the humans contribute to Joe's Apartment is nearly as interesting as the musical numbers and comedy riffs of the cockroaches.
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
July 19, 2006
Very puerile humour and a pretty lame storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
May 23, 2006
Good shorts don't make good features...
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com
June 3, 2003
A MTV-style creepy coachroach comedy that tries to be too cute for its own good. My kingdom for a can of Raid!
| Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Some viewers will still want to reach for the Raid.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 15, 2003
'Less is more' is the lesson Hollywood often fails to learn.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 24, 2002
There are some isolated moments in this film that woudl make great shorts. Strung together with the rest of it, though, they just make a mess.
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 17, 2002
Quite disgusting really
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
John Payson's Joe's Apartment may well have been a funny MTV short, but stretched to feature length it's got to be the most putrid picture since The Garbage Pail Kids Movie nearly a decade ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
There's not enough story here for something half that length, so we're subjected to numerous pointless and irritating song-and-dance numbers designed to nudge the lame plot towards its conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The insects have obnoxious, piping little voices and sound like the Chipmunks had inhaled helium.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
One of the cutest movies I've ever seen.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The use of animatronic puppet and live-action cockroaches is wonderfully clever. It's just too bad the rest of Payson's film wasn't as entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
There are some amusing bits -- but most of the jokes are cheap, easy and tend to fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Andy Seiler
USA Today
January 1, 2000
So much up-to- the-minute technology hasn't been used for so disastrous a product since the Hindenburg.
| Original Score: 1/4
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A harmless no-brainer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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