Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    A preposterous screwball psychological drama.
  2. 30
    This rancidly exploitative movie is redeemed only by canny performances by both leads, as well as Sandra Oh in a supporting role as Phoebe’s friend.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Unfolds with such utter looniness that the horrible final moments are more likely to inspire laughter than shock. Casually insulting our emotions and intelligence, Mr. Stanzler seems to have shaped his film with one goal in mind: to prove that audacity and recklessness are acceptable substitutes for craft and common sense. Needless to say, they're not.
  4. "Sorry, viewers" is more like it.
  5. So misguided as to be genuinely mystifying, Jeff Stanzler's queasily blended political psychodrama isn't simply a lousy movie. It's also a lousy movie that boldly exploits the events of 9/11.
  6. 25
    Not even Sandra Oh, as Phoebe's boss, and Elodie Bouchez ("The Dreamlife of Angels"), as Ashade's sister-in-law, can keep Sorry, Haters from becoming a sorry mess.
  7. It's a well-meaning but ultimately feeble and misguided attempt to say something profound about the aftereffects of the 2001 attacks on New York.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Aug 13, 2010
    This film starts out very slow and boring but it builds up to an ending that will probably leave you in utter shock and disbeif,so it is really worth hanging to the end of it.Robin Penn is truly great in this film as is her co-star.but robin's performance should have earn her an oscar,it was that good. Full Review »
  2. KenM.
    Sep 18, 2006
    To think this movie tries to say something profound about 9/11 is to profoundly miss the point. To believe the ending is to have an understanding of the characters, which directly correlates to the performances. I thought the admirable performances gave the ending some plausability, if not credibility. Full Review »
  3. JudyK.
    Sep 3, 2006
    Great, and surprising to the end! - just what thrillers are supposed to do. However, the forum discussion with Tim Robbins left me wondering why that group didn't ask the author what certain parts were about. [***SPOILERS***] (1) The dog had to die because she loved him - therefore he was a weakness for her endeavors. (2) The gift into Ashade's pocket was a gift (as she said) from her parents and she felt it was only right to give it to him. That gift, of course, was a bit of the explosives she received in the mail (apparently from her parents). (3) Problem: Remember what "yellow yoko" said at lunch? Phoebe was a Calvinist. But, Calvinists believe in Pre-Destination, so there is no reason to blow things up (and "cause" what has already been set in motion by God). It is there that the author tries to make Christian fanaticism look just as deadly as Islam fanaticism - but Calvinism isn't the proper avenue. It is more likely that a Calvinist would "not let a sorceress live" (as Scripture demands) rather than blow up the enemies of Israel (for Israel must have enemies to beat in the final war). No victory if no war, no war if no enemy - so that enemy plays an important part in prophecy. Nevertheless, I think the author/director portrayed the meanness and desperation quite well, including the seeds planted generations before - and the soldiers need to remove weakness once recognized. I was shocked at the turn of events, but after catching my breath came to appreciate its depth and truth. Full Review »