Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic 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. 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.
  3. One of the juiciest male characters to pop up in an independent film this year.
  4. Kidd, a first-time writer and director, has created a sophisticated but intriguingly toxic comedy of manners.
  5. 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.
  6. 88
    Revives the art of smart, scathing movie conversation as it skewers Manhattan's singles scene while providing a goodly number of laughs. Like its subject, the movie may have its prickly moments, but it's awfully fun to watch.
  7. Sly, sophisticated and surprising.
  8. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    Mines laughs from the ways in which its antihero's reductive philosophy consistently goes kerflooey in his face, but there's a weary sadness to it as well.
  9. 88
    Experiencing this film is like hurtling down a verbal slalom.
  10. A little too programmed in its despair, but it coasts along on the jagged music of the modern lothario's song.
  11. Scott owns the film from scene one.

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