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Slackers Reviews

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Top Critic
Robert Koehler
Variety
April 3, 2009
This debut for helmer and vid vet Dewey Nicks and scribe David H. Steinberg, a feverishly naughty revenge comedy, is awful and subversively spunky at the same time.
April 24, 2008
good acting, nothing much more
| Original Score: 2/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
July 19, 2007
It's several good jokes, a whole lot of character development and some skilled direction away from crossing the line from moronic to crudely inspired.
| Original Score: 58/100
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
I found myself laughing a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
If it's unlikely to stimulate the brain cells, it will almost certainly make you laugh out loud.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...should have been a lot better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
This may be a vaguely gratifying rent someday if you are intrigued with Schwartzman's early movies. He'll surely be around for a while.
| Original Score: 2/4
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
The less said about this, the better.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Tom Grealis
RTÉ (Ireland)
February 13, 2003
You really have to wonder how on earth anyone, anywhere could have thought they'd make audiences guffaw with a script as utterly diabolical as this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Isn't it a pity when the best words a film critic can say about a movie are 'not an absolute bomb'?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
January 20, 2003
Calculated swill.
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Ultimately as generic as its title.
| Original Score: 1/5
Stephen Farber
Movieline
December 2, 2002
It turns out to be a cut above the norm, thanks to some clever writing and sprightly acting.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
It's elevated into watchability thanks to the presence of Jason Schwartzman and some inspired off-the-wall moments amongst the smutty gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
There is so much wrong with Slackers, it may be more efficient simply to point out the one acceptable ingredient: Jason Schwartzman.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 27, 2002
Its effect could appeal only to hardcore masochists: you pay it $9.50 and it spends the next two-hours laughing at how dumb you are.
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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 22, 2002
Going with this title is about as original as calling the movie Animal Houses.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2002
This is not your average low-brow university comedy; these filmmakers have a much more twisted sense of humour, pulling laughs from the most surprising places to liven up what is essentially just a sweet romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com
July 9, 2002
Although not the best comedy in recent memory, it's not the worst either.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 21, 2002
Asking serious questions about such movies usually is pointless, but how stupid do director Dewey Nicks and writer David H. Steinberg think women are?
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
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