Surviving Eden Reviews

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
If not a gift to audiences, it is an unintentional trove of how-not-to tips for aspiring filmmakers.
September 12, 2006
The tribal council has spoken: this is a funny movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 31, 2006
Reality TV, says one character in Greg Pritikin's Surviving Eden, makes you stupid and ill. The movie tries hard to prove it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
August 26, 2006
This comedy could use some polishing. With a little more style it could have been better, but there is a decent film inside this one somewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 25, 2006
Although early scenes hold out some promise that this parody of Survivor could amount to something, the movie quickly runs out of ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Angel Cohn
TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 25, 2006
Only Lynch's over-the-top network executive stands out in this otherwise bland film that tries for satire but neglects to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 25, 2006
Surviving Eden is the sort of hapless vanity project where even the outtakes at the end aren't funny.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 25, 2006
Writer/director Greg Pritikin has created a reality-TV satire as clueless as the self-impressed 'stars' it scorns.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
August 25, 2006
No script, no stars, no nothing. What could go wrong?..Just because nothing did doesn't mean that the film is good.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
August 24, 2006
Writer-director Greg Pritkin ('Dummy') offers up a parody that's less enjoyable than the stuff he's mocking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
August 24, 2006
The movie insists that we care deeply about its sad sack protagonist as some sort of Chaplin-esque victim of vanity and greed. But neither Pritkin's conception nor Panes' performance warrants such sympathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joshua Land
Village Voice
August 22, 2006
This witless satire dares to take on the culture of -- get ready for this -- reality TV!
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 22, 2006
That it has nothing novel to say about the subject matter it's skewering is the film's largest failing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
April 15, 2009
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