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Sonny Reviews

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Jan Stuart
Newsday
December 27, 2002
Actors generally make good actor's directors, but Sonny is a mixed bag in that department.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 27, 2002
An instant candidate for worst movie of the year.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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December 27, 2002
Nicolas Cage isn't the first actor to lead a group of talented friends astray, and this movie won't create a ruffle in what is already an erratic career.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
December 26, 2002
Earnest and tentative even when it aims to shock.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 26, 2002
It is as uncompromising as it is nonjudgmental, and makes clear that a prostitute can be as lonely and needy as any of the clients.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
December 25, 2002
Preposterous and tedious, Sonny is spiked with unintentional laughter that, unfortunately, occurs too infrequently to make the film even a guilty pleasure.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 25, 2002
Amid the cliché and foreshadowing, Cage manages a degree of casual realism ... that is routinely dynamited by Blethyn.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
December 23, 2002
The story is bogus and its characters tissue-thin.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
December 19, 2002
As the sulking, moody male hustler in the title role, [Franco] has all of Dean's mannerisms and self-indulgence, but none of his sweetness and vulnerability.
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Lisa Nesselson
Variety
September 4, 2002
Cage makes an unusual but pleasantly haunting debut behind the camera.