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May 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 16, 2003
A fascinating, uneven first feature from the young writer-director Dylan Kidd.
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 5, 2002
Scott's low-key portrayal makes Roger interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2002
Doesn't really add up to much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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+
November 9, 2002
Even at its grimmest, the movie hums along, thanks to the edgy, hand-held, on-the-fly cinematography and the snappy performances.
November 8, 2002
An exciting debut from promising, and fairly disturbed, young director/screenwriter Dylan Kidd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2002
Watching Roger at work isn't always pleasant, but it's one of the year's most mesmerizing sights.
Read More | Original Score: B
November 7, 2002
You won't like Roger, but you will quickly recognize him. And that's a big part of why we go to the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 6, 2002
The terrific and bewilderingly underrated Campbell Scott gives a star performance that is nothing short of mesmerizing.
November 5, 2002
Nice piece of work.
November 1, 2002
A sophisticated but intriguingly toxic comedy of manners.
November 1, 2002
A refreshingly unsentimental education.
November 1, 2002
A clever, exceptionally well-written film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2002
A skillfully made but ultimately annoying drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 1, 2002
An unusually smartly written and performed American independent film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2002
The film's murky, jerky visuals may put some viewers off, but Kidd is clearly a writer and director to watch, and Scott is an actor to admire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
November 1, 2002
A LaBute movie turned inside out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 31, 2002
Aa delight for anyone who loves to absorb dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 31, 2002
Sly, sophisticated and surprising.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 31, 2002
Revives the art of smart, scathing movie conversation as it skewers Manhattan's singles scene while providing a goodly number of laughs.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 25, 2002
There's a lot of tooth in Roger Dodger. But what's nice is that there's a casual intelligence that permeates the script.
October 25, 2002
A wild ride of a movie that keeps throwing fastballs.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2002
Thanks to Scott's charismatic Roger and Eisenberg's sweet nephew, Roger Dodger is one of the most compelling variations on In the Company of Men.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2002
Roger Dodger is a little too programmed in its despair, but it coasts along on the jagged music of the modern lothario's song.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 24, 2002
An extremely promising first feature.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 24, 2002
Kidd has made the rare film that's more interesting and complex than it sounds, a feature that shares with its characters a willingness to take risks and ends up, like them, in places they never expected to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
October 22, 2002
Roger Dodger avoids asking the thorny questions. As in, why is this insidious creep worth an entire movie?
October 21, 2002
It's a movie dominated by conversation yet devoid of theatricality or staginess: a pictorial gabfest.
Read More | Original Score: 70/100
August 21, 2002
Scott delivers a terrific performance in this fascinating portrait of a modern Lothario.