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Sorry, Haters Reviews

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Stereotype- and expectation-busting indie drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
May 31, 2007
A psychological thriller with a cleverly-concealed subplot likely to surprise even the best of cinema sleuths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
May 4, 2007
A product of a younger, confused generation raised on a junk diet of corporate media propaganda and tabloid news substituting hip for history, it's distanced from any candid self-reflection, while demonizing women as the main source of global distress.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
April 14, 2006
Does build steam as it goes, though the somewhat slow pacing works against it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 13, 2006
Many audience members will likely be turned off by the film's bizarre ending. I'd defend it, solely on the grounds that it is the appropriate finish for the entire misbegotten mess.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
March 31, 2006
Despite moments of confusion in the script by director Jeff Stanzler, Sorry, Haters remains engrossing, largely because of Penn's superb portrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
March 24, 2006
As the characters unravel -- and how -- so too does the movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 23, 2006
Ambitious but seriously confused social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 18, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 18, 2006
A preposterous screwball psychological drama called Sorry, Haters, a film roughly as successful as the phrase 'screwball psychological drama' implies.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle
March 17, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 17, 2006
That Penn and Kechiche are so committed to their roles only makes writer-director Jeff Stanzler's film more of a conundrum.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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L.A. Weekly
March 16, 2006
Sorry, Haters trades in glib reversals, not complexities -- just about everyone is a crude stereotype turned on its head.
Mark R. Leeper
March 9, 2006
The idea could and previously has been done well, but here it makes for a thoroughly unpleasant film experience.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 9, 2006
[It's] all about how New Yorkers are dealing with the wake of 9/11, but the replication of that off-kilter feeling comes all in the structure of the story and the heightened sense of the absurd that it creates.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 8, 2006
Rather than lovers or haters, the film is most likely to find indifference from audiences.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 6, 2006
[It's] such a fascinating story.
Harvey S. Karten
March 5, 2006
Contrary to what some critics have said, this is a taut thriller with a conclusion that is not "risible" but credible and cathartic.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
March 3, 2006
The haters are not sorry, and they're the one making this film.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Timothy Knight
March 3, 2006
Sorry, Haters fails to register as anything but a hollow piece of cinematic provocation.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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