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Roger Dodger Reviews

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December 4, 2002
It only rarely becomes less than apparent that lurking behind these clever characters there's a cleverer screenwriter, delighting himself as he takes turns setting each of them up for a verbal fall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 22, 2002
Roger Dodger avoids asking the thorny questions. As in, why is this insidious creep worth an entire movie?
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
October 31, 2002
Kidd's script is too optimistic to do its interestingly sleazy protagonist justice.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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
August 21, 2002
Its keenly observed set-pieces never add up to a larger picture.
October 11, 2002
Sitting in the dark while people droan on and on about pretty much anything gets boring after a while.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 25, 2002
Shot perhaps 'artistically' with handheld cameras and apparently no movie lights by Joaquin Baca-Asay, the low-budget production swings annoyingly between vertigo and opacity.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 1, 2002
A skillfully made but ultimately annoying drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2002
Doesn't really add up to much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 18, 2002
Roger is not a character we are really meant to like, but how much one likes this movie may ultimately depend on the extent to which you are able to remain in the same room with him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 22, 2002
Starts as a tart little lemon drop of a movie and ends up as a bitter pill.
November 22, 2002
First-time writer-director Dylan Kidd also has a good ear for dialogue, and the characters sound like real people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2002
Roger Dodger is an impressive first-time effort by Dylan Kidd, the director and writer. But like the teen in the movie who is trying to lose his virginity, the film never quite scores.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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+
November 1, 2002
The film is not just a lot of one-liners but has a buried agenda, as the funny early dialogue slides down into confusion and sadness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 31, 2002
Aa delight for anyone who loves to absorb dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2002
[Kidd] can write dialogue, work skillfully with actors, and he has a pretty good handle on urban loneliness of the knowing, virulent New York City variety.
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