Sex and Death 101 Reviews

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November 17, 2011
October 18, 2008
Heaven help a writer who turns a philanderer into a blank.
July 6, 2008
the monologues near the truly odd ending make you wonder whether Waters had an extreme fever when he was finishing up the script
April 11, 2008
As a writer, Waters is best-known for creating Ryder's sharp black comedy, Heathers, and Bruce Willis' self-indulgent bomb, Hudson Hawk. As a director, he tends to waste actors, and he fails to establish a consistent comic tone.
April 11, 2008
Sex and Death falls into the category of those unfortunate films in that it's a schoolboy's wet dream slathered in smug self-back patting and wish-fantasy run amok, all told with the deftness of a piano falling out of the sky and onto our heads.
April 4, 2008
Now we know how the dopes in the beer commercials spend their time when they are not drinking their beer. They laugh their socks off at movies like this.
April 4, 2008
Waters is trying to have his cake and eat it out too.
April 4, 2008
One of the most pointless films ever made about sex or death.
April 4, 2008
It's all a pretentious bore that feels twice as long as it's two-hour running time.
April 4, 2008
Why not simply admit this is cheeseball porn, assembled with a slightly higher brand of cheese and nuts?
April 4, 2008
This film is headed quickly for DVD. In the video store, though, it isn't funny enough to be shelved in the comedy section nor dirty enough to be filed with the smut.
April 4, 2008
What a sorry reunion for Ryder and writer-director Daniel Waters, who scripted her far better dark comedy Heathers back in 1989.
April 4, 2008
The movie aims to be an unbridled sex farce, but the sex is never all that hot and the jokes are rarely all that funny.
April 4, 2008
The film works hard to be a dark, grown up, romantic comedy (plenty of sex, nudity, bad language and philosophy) and yet it winds up being every bit as childish as most other pictures in the genre.
April 4, 2008
The comedy grows more and more gratingly cynical and unpleasant.
April 4, 2008
Neither particularly dark nor even remotely funny.
April 4, 2008
The screenwriter Daniel Waters has some funny films to his name, but Sex and Death 101 is not one of them.
April 4, 2008
It's got the makings of a wicked little sex romp, but this dull, wordy comedy lacks visual punch and the laser-sharp satire that made the Waters-penned Heathers a mini-classic.
April 4, 2008
The 'Sex' in the title may entice the unwary, but what they will experience will come closer to the title's other noun.
April 4, 2008
It has some seriously subversive ambitions, wanting to take that most popular of genres, the funny romantic romp, and turn it into a black comedy, stripping away the sweetness while keeping the laughs. Nice idea, bad execution, worse result.
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