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Sex Is Comedy Reviews

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
November 12, 2004
You so won't care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
November 12, 2004
This is required viewing for idealistic film students and bruised romantics alike.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
November 11, 2004
Those who are already in her camp will find much to feed on in this at once intellectualized and accessible, documentary-style peek inside the head of a passionately driven woman and artist.
Tony Medley
October 31, 2004
While it could have been an interesting behind-the-scenes look at the making of a movie, with substantial full frontal nudity, it is a bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
October 28, 2004
There are insightful moments about the delicate relationships between a director and her cast, and about the mind games that go on both behind the camera and in front of it.
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
October 23, 2004
Shakespearean in its complexity, an on-location As You Like It, brilliantly written and cleverly directed.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
October 21, 2004
Breillat offers sharp insights into the love-hate relationship between directors and actors and a fascinating glimpse into the particular methods of a notoriously provocative filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
October 21, 2004
Talky and mostly humorless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
October 20, 2004
Sex Is Comedy offers us a window into the way Breillat works.
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John Anderson
October 20, 2004
It's refreshing to see this side of Breillat, a self-reflective artist whose evident anger over the sexual state of the world doesn't entirely subsume her, or her humanity.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
October 20, 2004
All of this might have made a really great short film. But at feature length, it is tedious self-indulgence.
| Original Score: 2/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 20, 2004
It's a sweet and light-hearted endeavor that shows Breillat isn't a one-trick pony.
| Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
October 20, 2004
Rather than delve into the clinical details of sexual desire and behavior, Catherine Breillat's reflects on what it means for a filmmaker to conduct such an inquiry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 20, 2004
Shows a beguiling aptitude for self-mockery in the pursuit of polemic.
Full Review | Original Score: B +
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James Berardinelli
October 19, 2004
More intriguing than it is entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
October 12, 2004
The director is an irrepressible fount of complaints, theories, and lofty pronouncements.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
June 15, 2004
Auto-critique or ego trip? Sex Is Comedy is a little bit of both-sadly more of the latter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nev Pierce
July 22, 2003
[Breillat] does effectively capture the 'hurry up and wait' atmosphere of a film set, and draws excellent performances from all involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Film Threat
May 27, 2003
An insightful glimpse into the mechanics of filmmaking.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chris Wiegand
Boxoffice Magazine
October 20, 2002
The real revelation in this endlessly engaging feature is the ever-present Parillaud, who dominates the picture like her character dominates the set.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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