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Spun Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
March 11, 2003
Easily one of the most vile experiences I've ever had in a movie theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 18, 2003
[I]t's so concerned with camera trickery and letting the actors go nuts, that there's no fuel left in the tank for story or character development.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 25, 2003
A lot of effort was expended on achieving the perfect look for Spun, but it's an electrifyingly told version of a plot you won't care about.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 19, 2003
The lack of narrative sobriety and the director's shallow stylistic copycatting ... is the film's ultimate undoing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
April 17, 2004
More intent on giving us a day-in-the-life presentation of some speed freaks and their hijinks than actually telling us anything about them. Their actions are meaningless.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 28, 2003
A great deal of energy is spent setting the thing up, bringing it off and then, post-rush, it just sort of drifts off into nowhere and goes still.
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
March 20, 2003
In Spun, the nightmare never ends for the pretty young Hollywood things like Mena Suvari and Brittany Murphy who play methamphetamine dress-up with pasted-on pimples and brushed-on bruises.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Blackwelder
July 22, 2003
Inundated with trip-cam trickery that (rides) the ups and downs of the main character's drug buzzes, the film is nothing if not stylish, but falls short for lack of depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 11, 2006
Mesmo com seu ótimo elenco, esta cópia sem personalidade de Vamos Nessa! e Réquiem para um Sonho é o exemplo perfeito da expressão 'muito estilo para pouco conteúdo'.
| Original Score: 2/5
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John Anderson
March 14, 2003
Spun may have its ambitions, but its adolescent eagerness to offend is what lingers.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 27, 2003
Spun is slummishly stylish, occasionally funny, and pretty much devoid of meaning.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
March 27, 2003
Seems to exist for no reason other than to suggest that crystal-meth freaks are really scattered innocents looking for their next consciousness-raising jolt.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 28, 2003
The Core is not the only disaster flick opening today, and it's doubtful that the folks in that movie can save the urchins on crystal meth in Spun.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 28, 2003
Ultimately, plot complication and freneticism can't distract us from noticing that the movie has no insights, no point, no urgency and no importance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
April 3, 2003
This movie is less than zero.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
April 4, 2003
A loud, disorderly descent into narcissism, a movie so in love with itself that its gaze rarely leaves the mirror.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 25, 2003
Ultimately, Spun has no more substance than American Pie II.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
May 9, 2003
It never quite convinces you this is anything but a fashion shoot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 26, 2003
Mind-numbing visuals...that left me with the incredible need to take a shower and brush my teeth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 9, 2005
Une bien mauvaise caricature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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