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Roger Dodger Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Newsday
May 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
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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
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Mike Clark
USA Today
December 5, 2002
Scott's low-key portrayal makes Roger interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
November 15, 2002
Doesn't really add up to much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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.
| Original Score: C+
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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.
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John Moore
Denver Post
November 8, 2002
An exciting debut from promising, and fairly disturbed, young director/screenwriter Dylan Kidd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
November 8, 2002
Watching Roger at work isn't always pleasant, but it's one of the year's most mesmerizing sights.
| Original Score: B
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Arizona Republic
November 8, 2002
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
November 6, 2002
The terrific and bewilderingly underrated Campbell Scott gives a star performance that is nothing short of mesmerizing.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 5, 2002
Nice piece of work.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 1, 2002
A sophisticated but intriguingly toxic comedy of manners.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
November 1, 2002
A refreshingly unsentimental education.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2002
A clever, exceptionally well-written film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 1, 2002
A skillfully made but ultimately annoying drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
November 1, 2002
An unusually smartly written and performed American independent film.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 1, 2002
A LaBute movie turned inside out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 31, 2002
Aa delight for anyone who loves to absorb dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 31, 2002
Sly, sophisticated and surprising.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jeff Stark
Salon.com
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.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
October 25, 2002
A wild ride of a movie that keeps throwing fastballs.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 24, 2002
An extremely promising first feature.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
October 22, 2002
Roger Dodger avoids asking the thorny questions. As in, why is this insidious creep worth an entire movie?
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Mike D'Angelo
Time Out
October 21, 2002
It's a movie dominated by conversation yet devoid of theatricality or staginess: a pictorial gabfest.
| Original Score: 70/100
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 21, 2002
Scott delivers a terrific performance in this fascinating portrait of a modern Lothario.