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Roger Dodger Reviews

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Michael Dequina
January 27, 2009
Scott's hilariously hateful hauteur is able to counteract some falsely fuzzy notes in the ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Some have condemned this film for 'filthy content.' That's like condemning a hospital for being a place of disease. Kidd deals with 'filth' the way a surgeon treats a tumor.
| Original Score: B
September 7, 2003
The dialogue addresses our expectations, gets us laughing and stops the movie from becoming too obvious a character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Annette Dasey
August 15, 2003
Kidd's story is a bitter pill to swallow - many will find the portrayal of Roger as some kind of hero bizarre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
June 16, 2003
Blatantly arrogant, unapologetically misogynistic, morally repugnant, and absolutely hypnotic. All these descriptions and more can be applied to the character of Roger Swanson (Campbell Scott)
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cheryl Maday
Premiere Magazine
May 12, 2003
Kidd says he wants the extras to act as a 'film school in a box,' but the overall effect is more 'it takes a village,' indie-style ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Moira Sullivan
Movie Magazine International
May 11, 2003
...Rogers's mouth never stops shut about the war between the sexes and how to win the battle.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
May 6, 2003
Other than the slightly flawed (and fairly unbelievable) finale, everything else is top shelf.
| Original Score: 8/10
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
April 8, 2003
The best American debut since Reservoir Dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 26, 2003
Sharply written by Dylan Kidd.
| Original Score: 3/4
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
March 17, 2003
Dylan Kidd writes quotable dialogue and monologues that have the muscle of early Mamet without the attendant sameness of every character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
March 9, 2003
Roger Dodger is an enjoyably bruising tale of the inflated male ego that takes a hammering thanks to a little ironic justice.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
James Rocchi
February 11, 2003
An older cad instructs a younger lad in Zen and the art of getting laid in this prickly indie comedy of manners and misanthropy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 5, 2003
Quite the most shocking thing about this out-to-shock indie is the discovery that it was shot on film, not on video. I wasn't even aware that it was possible to make film look this amateurishly bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 16, 2003
A fascinating, uneven first feature from the young writer-director Dylan Kidd.
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
There is greatness here.
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
January 3, 2003
Campbell Scott finds the ideal outlet for his flick-knife diction in the role of Roger Swanson.
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 3, 2003
We journey from appreciating Roger as the ideal over-drinks conversationalist to someone we would cross the street to avoid.
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 28, 2002
...there is an unflinching quality to the film that makes it impossible to dismiss as just another character study of an unhappy man
Full Review| Original Score: B+
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
December 28, 2002
What sounds on the surface like another generic sex comedy is actually a bitingly funny character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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