Sorry, Haters


Sorry, Haters

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Robin Wright Penn and Abdel Kechiche's powerful performances aren't enough to keep the increasingly unbalanced Sorry, Haters from tottering completely off its axis.



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An embittered television executive working for a hip-hop-oriented music channel finds her fate intricately tied with a New York City taxi driver after hailing his cab for questionable purposes in director Jeff Stanzler's intimate look at the tenuous relationship between Caucasians and Muslims in post-9/11 America. Phoebe (Robin Wright Penn) hates her job at Q Dog TV, and focuses the brunt of her disgruntled rage squarely on co-worker Phyllis MacIntyre (Sandra Oh). During the course of their extended journey to Phoebe's suburban destination, troubled Muslim cab driver Ashade (Abdel Kechiche) confides to his passenger that the arrest of his brother on charges of suspected terrorism has thrown his family into chaos. Though the increasingly unstable Phoebe listens diligently to Ashade's tragic confession -- even offering to help the distraught Syrian chemist-turned-cab driver's struggling family -- it's only after arriving at his fare's destination that Ashade truly begins to grasp Phoebe's true nature and realize that he has made a grave mistake in placing his trust in her. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Sandra Oh
as Phyllis MacIntyre
Jim Ryan
as Security Guard
Starla Benford
as Traffic Officer
Makani Rietveld
as Ashade's Nephew
Fred Durst
as Evan Jealous
Rich Monahan
as European Cab Driver
Jennifer McCabe
as Socialite 2
Maya Mikhailov
as Socialite 3
David Bishins
as INS Agent
Victoria Jones
as Mugging Victim
Scott Williams
as Receptionist
Sebastian Roche
as Mick Sutcliffe
Thomas Tumolo
as Bank Customer
Josh Hamilton
as Man (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Sorry, Haters

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  • As the characters unravel -- and how -- so too does the movie.

    Mar 24, 2006 | Rating: 2/4
  • A preposterous screwball psychological drama called Sorry, Haters, a film roughly as successful as the phrase 'screwball psychological drama' implies.

    Mar 18, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4
  • It contains such a gripping performance by Robin Wright Penn that it succeeds, in a way, despite itself. To see great work is a reason to see an imperfect movie, and to observe how the movie loses its way may be useful even if it's frustrating.

    Mar 18, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a well-meaning but ultimately feeble and misguided attempt to say something profound about the aftereffects of the 2001 attacks on New York.

    Mar 17, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • That Penn and Kechiche are so committed to their roles only makes writer-director Jeff Stanzler's film more of a conundrum.

    Mar 17, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • Sorry, Haters trades in glib reversals, not complexities -- just about everyone is a crude stereotype turned on its head.

    Mar 16, 2006 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Sorry, Haters


wow what a movie...very realistic and an excellent performance by Robin Wright Penn...all I can say is see this movie!! Its a very disturbing and provocative character study...and yes, the ending will leave you speechless, and having you thinking long afterwards!

alan jay
alan jay

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Pretty interesting, but intense.

Leo L
Leo L

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[font=Century Gothic]In "Sorry, Haters", Phyllis(Robin Wright Penn) is an unstable and divorced executive for a music television channel in New York, looking to redeem her corporate job and make a difference in her empty life. One night, opportunity arrives when she hails a cab driven by Ashade(Abdellatif Kechiche), originally from Syria where he earned a PhD in chemistry. He spends all of his free time trying to gain the freedom of his brother who was deported and caring for his sister-in-law, Eloise(Elodie Bouchez). After he drives Phyllis out to her former home in New Jersey, she offers to help by contacting an attorney friend.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]But then she asks Ashade if he is interested in retribution...[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Sorry, Haters" is a believable allegory about terrorism and American culture that Robin Wright Penn keeps together through sheer force of will. The movie has more than its share of twists, but never entirely goes off the rails. On the other hand, it is less than original.[/font]

Walter M.
Walter M.

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