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Sex with Strangers Reviews

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 11, 2002
It's a documentary that says that the alternate sexuality meant to set you free may require so much relationship maintenance that celibacy can start looking good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
September 20, 2002
As a thoughtful and unflinching examination of an alternative lifestyle, Sex with Strangers is a success.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
September 13, 2002
Couples titillated by the possibility of swinging will probably leave the theater gripping each other's hands a little more tightly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
August 31, 2002
Finally, a movie for people who just can't get enough Jerry Springer.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 16, 2002
I didn't find much fascination in the swinging. What they're doing is a matter of plumbing arrangements and mind games, of no erotic or sensuous charge. But that they are doing it is thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
August 15, 2002
A film that forces you to bring along and confront your own sexual mores, whether you like it or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News
June 6, 2002
It's both degrading and strangely liberating to see people working so hard at leading lives of sexy intrigue, only to be revealed by the dispassionate Gantz brothers as ordinary, pasty lumpen.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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John Dentino
L.A. Weekly
June 1, 2002
While we see a lot of clammy groping and creepy parties, we also witness the couples going through their inevitable emotional traumas even as they struggle to sublimate their spiritual needs into sex.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 13, 2002
Sex With Strangers is fascinating ...
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
April 26, 2002
It's the element of condescension, as the filmmakers look down on their working-class subjects from their lofty perch, that finally makes Sex With Strangers, which opens today in the New York metropolitan area, so distasteful.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
April 26, 2002
Even a hardened voyeur would require the patience of Job to get through this interminable, shapeless documentary about the swinging subculture.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 25, 2002
Rarely has sex on screen been so aggressively anti-erotic.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
April 23, 2002
Choppy, overlong documentary about 'The Lifestyle.'
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
March 1, 2002
The result is more depressing than liberating, but it's never boring.