Putney Swope Reviews

July 28, 2020
Putney Swope was racist, a bit crude, but no one can say that it isn't one of the most (if not the only) provocative movies of the year. Everyone should go see it. If not for thorough enjoyment, then to "dig yourself."
January 15, 2020
On whatever level one approaches it, Putney Swope remains a marvellously funny piece of work.
August 21, 2012
The commercials... are absolutely brilliant, and the sheer gonzo tenacity of the whole enterprise makes it all work, even the stuff that doesn't work.
July 14, 2007
A way of giving the middle finger to Madison Avenue.
December 17, 2006
The humor is occasionally forced, with some cliched comedic devices serving as satire. The commercial parodies, however, are devastatingly funny and right on the money.
Top Critic
December 17, 2006
The situations include political caricature, but disappointedly nothing much beyond marginal interest occurs. The comedy is only intermittently funny and the satire is mostly shallow and obvious.
February 9, 2006
A satire on American ways of life, written and directed by Downey and misfiring on most cylinders.
October 12, 2005
Great drug-fuelled and flawed social commentary.
June 7, 2005
February 7, 2005
February 20, 2004
January 9, 2004
January 1, 2000
If you're in a silly enough mood, you might have a good time.