(2002)

Critic Reviews

75

Metascore

Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Funny, sad, and skeptical in about equal measures, it announces writer-director Dylan Kidd as a filmmaker with a bright future.
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.
88
Philadelphia Inquirer
Sly, sophisticated and surprising.
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.
88
Experiencing this film is like hurtling down a verbal slalom.
83
Entertainment Weekly
A little too programmed in its despair, but it coasts along on the jagged music of the modern lothario's song.
80
Wall Street Journal
All three performances are excellent, in their different ways.
75
Campbell Scott swings at one of the year's juiciest roles and knocks it out of the park.
75
Clever, exceptionally well-written film.
75
The final third is slower until a somewhat contrived finale that's still the funniest thing in the movie.
50
New York Daily News
The result is a long night of confrontations that feel heavily rehearsed and unlikely. There are some good moments, but I didn't believe any of this.

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