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Sex Is Comedy Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 3, 2004
Sex Is Comedy is not sure what it's really about, or how to get there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 12, 2004
As usual with Breillat, not much happens outside the boudoir.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
February 25, 2005
a mistitled disaster
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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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
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
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
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
December 2, 2004
Curious but small and lackluster film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Poland
Hot Button
September 20, 2002
Breillat herself manages to jerk off for 92 long minutes and never comes... she actually seems to fake herself into thinking she's had an artistic orgasm.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
October 21, 2004
Talky and mostly humorless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
November 12, 2004
You so won't care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
November 12, 2004
This is amusing, and even poignant in the final moments. But Breillat just can't help herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
December 3, 2004
If you sometimes have the feeling French films are made by the most spoiled and self-involved upper-middle-class twits imaginable, it might be because of such films as Sex Is Comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
December 24, 2004
Annoying, soporific and, despite its title, singularly humorless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
December 17, 2004
Reminds us what a vulnerable undertaking acting can be, and what an intimate, manipulative, caring and torturous act directing is.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 22, 2004
An eyes-rolling, forehead-smacking glimpse through the eyes of an artist in her farcical struggle
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Film Threat
May 27, 2003
An insightful glimpse into the mechanics of filmmaking.
| Original Score: 3/5
Erik Childress
October 11, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 27, 2004
an off-putting egocentrism...permeates [Breillat's] otherwise intriguing discourse on the relationship between directors and actors
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 2, 2004
It feels too self-satisfied, but the prickly personalities and relationships have the ring of experience.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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