Sonny Reviews

December 27, 2002
Actors generally make good actor's directors, but Sonny is a mixed bag in that department.
December 27, 2002
An instant candidate for worst movie of the year.
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.
December 26, 2002
Earnest and tentative even when it aims to shock.
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.
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.
December 25, 2002
Amid the clich and foreshadowing, Cage manages a degree of casual realism ... that is routinely dynamited by Blethyn.
December 23, 2002
The story is bogus and its characters tissue-thin.
Top Critic
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.
September 4, 2002
Cage makes an unusual but pleasantly haunting debut behind the camera.