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Prozac Nation Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
February 24, 2004
She's irritating, brash, self-centered and ultimately lovable in this '80s angst film, which may not play well with today's audiences who would be rather dismissive to such a me-generation attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
January 5, 2007
The self-centered brat at the center of Prozac Nation spends most of her time making life miserable for everyone around her, but there's little reason the public should have to pay for the same privilege.
Brian Orndorf
May 10, 2004
Much like I imagine spending time with Wurtzel herself, Prozac Nation is a laborious, annoying, and wholeheartedly repulsive experience.
Full Review | Original Score: F
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 7, 2005
Prozac Nation moves along at the speed of a Norwegian glacier, yet it provides the observer with nowhere near the pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 2, 2005
it seems that Elizabeth's problem isn't that she's clinically depressed. It's because she's a first class a-hole. (That's a scientific term)
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
September 28, 2005
Outside of Ricci, everything's been sucked out to a bland finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 29, 2010
It should be no surprise that a flick about depressives turns into a depressing film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
March 4, 2005
Ninety-eight minutes of this movie and you may find yourself reaching for Prozac or the antidepressant of your choice. A cheap shot, to be sure, but the movie earns it.
Read More | Original Score: D+
Marcy Dermansky
July 8, 2005
Poor Ricci, stuck in the role of the egotistical unlikeable young woman, tries her hardest to appear miserable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jesse Hassenger
May 5, 2005
despite low expectations, you press on, hoping for something interesting to happen
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
June 14, 2004
Ricci, a largely inconsistent and limited actress, is splendid when the atomic bomb inside her character's head goes off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
March 4, 2005
Truly depressing, a dark, mean and screechy film that still looks half-finished after years on the shelf.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine
January 10, 2002
Such a campy and narcissistic tear-jerker that it's the audience that ends up in a complete stupor.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
February 27, 2003
This bafflingly awful film is as likable as a sharp blow to the base of the skull, which I would recommend before even thinking of paying to see Nation.
| Original Score: 2/10
Pam Grady
March 13, 2003
Offers little insight into mental illness or its treatment, and it offers even less drama.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
September 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
January 5, 2007
There's really no reservoir of sympathy deep enough to support a whiny, navel-gazing Harvard student who turns her depression into a show-stopping spectacle.
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James Berardinelli
March 11, 2003
In portraying Elizabeth Wurtzel, Ricci displays range, depth, and courage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 12, 2001
[Ricci's] performance as a Harvard undergrad battling clinical depression compels your attention every moment she is on screen.
Rob Gonsalves
September 22, 2007
Ricci commits fully, driven to bring Wurtzel's demons to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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