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Spread Reviews

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Matt Pais
Metromix.com
July 6, 2010
The tale of a guy who's just a victim of being a jerk, coping with the horrible curse of being good-looking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
January 5, 2010
Shallow, melodramatic, pretentious and wildly misguided, it's also ambitious, entertaining and rather funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 5, 2010
Kutcher is a credible and potent leading man with an easy address to the camera. He carries off the movie with some style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 5, 2010
Letting things slide into a sort of low-calorie moral vacuum, Mackenzie hasn't so much nailed LA's culture of skin-deep gratification as produced an advert for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
January 5, 2010
The ghosts of Shampoo, American Gigolo and even Alfie (both versions) cruelly haunt the ripe and raunchy frames of Mackenzie's Spread - another "shallow-stud-in-need-of-redemption" movie that pales in the face of its predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 5, 2010
It's deeply moral soft-core porn.
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
January 5, 2010
The very impressive Spread deserves to be a cherished gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rosamund Witcher
Heat Magazine
January 5, 2010
The promising beginning deteriorates into a baffling shambles, with each character changing their entire personality at least once.
| Original Score: 3/5
Matt Risley
Sky Movies
January 5, 2010
Spread devolves into your predictable, well-worn morality tale, and while there are beautiful people and emotional quandries aplenty, what we're really left with is a turgid but flashy romcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
January 5, 2010
Surprisingly believable as a preening hotshot - who'd have thought it? - Ashton Kutcher is ultimately undone by a disappointingly moralistic script that can't quite allow his easy-cum, easy-go hedonist to go unpunished.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
January 5, 2010
It's fun when it's at its bitchiest, and Kutcher's astute performance will surprise a few people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
January 5, 2010
I admired the way the movie avoided the usual romantic comedy happy ending, but the film's bleakness is unlikely to win it many friends at the box office.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
January 5, 2010
Spread is as fluffy as you can get, while you wonder how anyone could fall for someone like Nikki who dresses like a cross between Julian Clary and a far-right thug. Ghastly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
January 5, 2010
[Kutcher's] not a bad actor, in a lazy, self-conscious sort of way, but he's being propelled through a plot that has no guile, no subtlety, nothing at all, in fact, beyond a barely understood desire to punish him.
Nicholas Barber
Independent on Sunday
January 5, 2010
As there's nothing to the central character except his supremely selfish lifestyle, when that's taken from him by the inevitable romance and redemption, it's hard to care what happens.
Robbie Collin
News of the World
January 5, 2010
Spread is sleazier than Tiger Woods in a zebra-print tuxedo but amid the flailing boobs and six-packs there's a fair bit of polish, probably thanks to talented young Scottish director David Mackenzie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 5, 2010
A sex comedy with plenty of sex, not enough comedy, and nowhere near enough smarts to pull off its final act attempts at Midnight Cowboy-style pathos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Liz Beardsworth
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2010
Allegedly a sex-com, this has moments of charm but the shallow tawdryness of the lead's life choices taints the whole film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
December 31, 2009
An enjoyable, well written and superbly acted drama that plays like a modern day update of films like Shampoo or American Gigolo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
November 23, 2009
Ashton Kutcher is unwilling (or unable) to make himself the object of the same judgmental lens through which he has "Punk'd" other celebrities.
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