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Overall Rating
4.17

Awesome: 31.71%
Worth A Look53.66%
Average: 14.63%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap: 0%

5 reviews, 11 user ratings



Roger Dodger
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Tuck and roll."
3 stars

Gaudy, gritty, mean-spirited night-in-the-life of an alcoholic skirt-chaser and his teenaged nephew who has come to learn from “the master.” The movie takes the position, from early on, that it is not idolizing or glamorizing the behavior of its abrasive lead character.

It does, however, settle down on an appositely lower level by sentimentalizing the youth in his quest to score a woman and lose the burden of his virginity. Compromised of enough specific characterizations, allotting the position for multiple points-of-views to be heard, writer/director Dylan Kidd manages to pen a scathing and sharp script, which especially sounds good coming from the articulate actor Campbell Scott. But like his character, the abrasive and drunkenly unsteady camerawork is downright nauseating to suffer through.

With Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini and Jennifer Beals.

[Redeemable.]

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User Comments

12/23/14 PAUL SHORTT SLICK, CLEVER COMEDY WITH A GREAT STAR PERFORMANCE 4 stars
1/08/09 Shaun Wallner Great story! 4 stars
12/04/04 K. Sear Extremely refreshing and completely witty and cutting. 5 stars
9/30/04 Van Duong Excellent Direction and fun 5 stars
8/27/03 Phil M. Aficionado Well done all around, characters take over --- well acted characters at that 4 stars
4/01/03 rue the whirl very cool 5 stars
2/14/03 Andrew Carden Quite Good! Excellent Direction and Fun Performances. 5 stars
12/23/02 NoMargin A better film then I expected going in, 4 stars
11/07/02 Jake Wonderfully entertaining. Often hilarious. 5 stars
10/25/02 Craig Clark Very well done. Superb dialogue and acting. 5 stars
10/24/02 Allison Incredible Film! 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  25-Oct-2002

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Australia
  06-Mar-2003




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