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Less Than Zero Reviews

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TV Guide
February 27, 2008
Loosely based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero refuses to take the risks necessary to capture the keen social observation of the book.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 27, 2008
Ed Lachman's cinematography is letter perfect as always in its handling of light and color (assisted here by Barbara Ling's flashy production design), but it's a pity to see it wasted on such claptrap.

February 27, 2008
The only saving grace of this exercise in futility is the suitably louche performance by Spader as drug-dealer Rip.
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Variety Staff
February 27, 2008
Perhaps this wasn't the best subject matter for British director Marek Kanievska (Another Country) to make his American debut. The feel for this distinctly Southern California story escapes him.
Rob Gonsalves
August 14, 2006
Jami Gertz was, is, and ever shall be one of the most egregious actresses in the history of film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 6, 2005
a bit of a mess
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
March 31, 2005
The anti-teen film that really kicks ass
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2004
Meant to be a statement against the amoral lifestyle of super-rich youth, it misses the mark by a mile.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
August 15, 2004
Has style to spare, but none of the novel's shock value
| Original Score: 2/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 10, 2003
Bret Easton Ellis's novel is fairly faithfully into a portrait of strung out teenage yuppies in LA during the late 80s.
| Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
February 9, 2003
A startling tale of alienation and self-destruction. Put Downey on the map, at least for a while.
| Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 15, 2002
The quality of dislocation in Marek Kanievska's Less Than Zero is startling and sinister.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
March 8, 2002
It may not be the most realistic portrayal of drug addiction ever produced, but it's certainly worth seeing - if for nothing else than Downey's superlative performance.
| Original Score: 68/100
Cole Smithey
June 11, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
September 29, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 30, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 23, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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