Better Than Sex
Better Than Sex (2001)

While visiting Sydney, Aussie wildlife photographer Josh meets Cin, a dressmaker, at a party just three days before he's to return to his job in London. During a shared taxi ride ripe with sexual tension, both Josh and Cin privately… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 29, 2003
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

With remarkable grace, [Teplitzky's] actors balance the competing demands of candor and whimsy, and the result, while not unforgettable, is charming.

Charles Taylor

It could be funnier, sharper, more probing, but at its best it is sexy, and that's always something to celebrate.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

A paper-thin script that is by turns fatuous and emotionally fraudulent.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Runs out of impulse and falls back on glibness.

Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

The director and actors get away with this fluff thanks to the nimble, whimsical way it's played.

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Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

The bulk of the film rests squarely on its leads and both Porter and Wenham are winning and appealing.

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Eli Sanders
Seattle Times

At times, Better Than Sex feels like Last Tango in Paris, with all the grunting and animalistic behavior but none of the raison d'etre.

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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

Continues for 84 minutes, short for a feature but too long for a commercial. And Mr. Teplitzky lacks the big-screen savvy to fill the surplus footage.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Absurdly threadbare.....Supposed to be darling, of course, but it's mostly a stream of flat, pedestrian or nauseatingly cute talk.

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A surprisingly good film that looks at the nature of intimacy between two people who have just met. Josh (David Wenham) is a nature photographer, visiting from… More
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