Roger Dodger Reviews

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March 26, 2003
Sharply written by Dylan Kidd.
March 17, 2003
Dylan Kidd writes quotable dialogue and monologues that have the muscle of early Mamet without the attendant sameness of every character.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
December 28, 2002
What sounds on the surface like another generic sex comedy is actually a bitingly funny character study.
December 18, 2002
December 16, 2002
Dark and disturbing, but also surprisingly funny.
December 12, 2002
An entertaining look into the male psyche -- well, at least the psyche of males preoccupied with adolescent concerns.
December 10, 2002
Campbell Scott's performance gives the character an added dimension, one of inner sadness and loneliness that taints even his most deplorable speeches with potential sympathy
December 7, 2002
December 5, 2002
Scott's low-key portrayal makes Roger interesting.
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.
December 3, 2002
The film's highlight is definitely its screenplay, both for the rhapsodic dialogue that jumps off the page, and for the memorable character creations.
December 2, 2002
It's a minor comedy that tries to balance sweetness with coarseness, while it paints a sad picture of the singles scene.
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