Roger Dodger

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75

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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: In this coming-of-age tale, a teen boy from the Midwest (Eisenberg) spends a Friday night out on the town in New York City with his womanizing advertising executive uncle (Campbell).
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. 100
    It is Scott's work as the savagely articulate Roger, a tireless would-be seducer, bottomlessly self-confident and oblivious to rejection, that is the film's glistening and provocative centerpiece.
  2. One of the juiciest male characters to pop up in an independent film this year.
  3. 88
    Experiencing this film is like hurtling down a verbal slalom.
  4. 80
    Kidd has a great ear for dialogue, and he throws in a few unexpected twists. But the real fun is watching an established pro and a newcomer run with the script.
  5. 75
    The movie, written and directed by Dylan Kidd, depends on its dialogue, and like a film by David Mamet or Neil LaBute has characters who use speech like an instrument. The screenplay would be entertaining just to read, as so very few are.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    The final third is slower until a somewhat contrived finale that's still the funniest thing in the movie.
  7. First-timer Dylan Kidd's film isn't Molièrian in its misanthropy, but rather as boneheaded as an hour of talk-radio hobgoblin Tom Leikis.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7

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