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  • 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).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Funny, sad, and skeptical in about equal measures, it announces writer-director Dylan Kidd as a filmmaker with a bright future.
  2. 90
    Takes both its characters and the audience to the depths, but it's a journey Kidd redeems with wit and fluency and, ultimately, a deeply persistent humanism.
  3. 88
    Experiencing this film is like hurtling down a verbal slalom.
  4. 80
    There are times when the movie's entertainment value verges on the scandalous. [4 November 2002, p. 110]
  5. 75
    Thanks to Scott's charismatic Roger and Eisenberg's sweet nephew, Roger Dodger is one of the most compelling variations on "In the Company of Men."
  6. An unusually smartly written and performed American independent film.
  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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