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Teeth Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
As amateurishly made as it is, Teeth runs on a kind of angry distrust toward boys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
November 17, 2011
I'm not sure I've ever seen rape, incest or abuse dealt with so vapidly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times
March 28, 2008
Whether you view it as a primordial image from the collective unconscious or a practical warning against promiscuity, vagina dentata makes an indubitably memorable impression -- and an ideal premise for a tongue-in-cheek teen horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tasha Robinson
Chicago Tribune
March 27, 2008
Given how thoroughly all the subtext spells out the message, then, it seems unnecessary to make the actual text so raw, grotesque and graphic.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
March 27, 2008
Given how thoroughly all the subtext spells out the message, then, it seems unnecessary to make the actual text so raw, grotesque and graphic. Granted, a horror movie about vagina dentata was probably never destined to be tasteful, but Lichtenstein's comp
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 6, 2008
It's definitely not for Aunt Minnie, but cult movie mavens will appreciate director Mitchell Lichtenstein's willingness to push the boundaries of bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
January 29, 2008
Every time the scary music kicks in and another dumb male clutches his crotch, the theater bursts into uncertain giggles like a needed release
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
January 25, 2008
[The] castration scenes aren't nearly as excruciating as his awkward timing and worse-than-obvious pacing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
January 25, 2008
Extremely funny, very clever and still packs some cover-your-face bloody thrills that top any Saw or Hostel movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 23, 2008
Debuting director Mitchell (son of Roy) Litchtenstein creates a lot of dread but not a consistent tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
January 23, 2008
There's no scarier myth for males, and [director] Lichtenstein turns various images of emasculation into a black comedy that flirts, fairly tediously, with pornography.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 18, 2008
The picture is unfocused and indistinct; there's a noncommittal quality to the filmmaking. Teeth hinges on one strong idea but doesn't know quite where to take it, wobbling awkwardly between going for laughs and making its semi-delineated points.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
January 18, 2008
Actor turned writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein has bitten into one of the oldest myths in human folklore with Teeth, an imaginatively demented horror-comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 18, 2008
Teenage horror-movie spoof, John Waters parody, No Nukes protest movie: Mitchell Lichtenstein's clever, crude comedy, Teeth is all these and more.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
January 17, 2008
Campy, shameless and sophisticated, Lichtenstein's debut is gutsy and original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
January 17, 2008
The gratuitous and often overly garish mayhem is made more palatable by the assured comedic turn by Weixler.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 17, 2008
Writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein is onto something really fresh in his feature debut, flipping a graphic warning for men into an empowering fable for women.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
January 15, 2008
Credit writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein with making a first feature that every man in America will watch with his legs crossed.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 14, 2008
In Teeth, Mitchell Lichtenstein makes the old v.d. the centerpiece of a gory female-revenge black comedy.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 31, 2007
A game, disarming lead performance from Jess Weixler, who won a jury acting prize at Sundance, goes some way toward making palatable this mish-mash.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 25, 2007
Teeth is a solid first effort that makes you extremely curious about the filmmaker's next project.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 24, 2007
After Dawn comes to understand her remarkable genital gift, it's pretty much one can-you-top-this gross-out scene after another.