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December 8, 2016
The performances are absolutely superb, and that's where the film wants to live.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
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.
Read More | 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
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
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
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
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
May 6, 2003
Other than the slightly flawed (and fairly unbelievable) finale, everything else is top shelf.
| Original Score: 8/10
April 8, 2003
The best American debut since Reservoir Dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 26, 2003
Sharply written by Dylan Kidd.
| Original Score: 3/4
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
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 ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
January 16, 2003
A fascinating, uneven first feature from the young writer-director Dylan Kidd.
January 7, 2003
There is greatness here.
January 3, 2003
Campbell Scott finds the ideal outlet for his flick-knife diction in the role of Roger Swanson.
January 3, 2003
We journey from appreciating Roger as the ideal over-drinks conversationalist to someone we would cross the street to avoid.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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 ReviewRead More | Original Score: B+
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