Hard Candy
Hard Candy (2006)

A teenage girl agrees to meet a thirtysomething fashion photographer in person after becoming acquainted with him in an online chat room, and the resulting encounter finds the line between predator and prey slipping slowly out of focus in… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 19, 2006
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
68%
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User Score
78%



Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Disturbing, controversial, but entirely engrossing, Hard Candy is well written with strong lead performances, especially that of newcomer Ellen Page. A movie that stays with the viewer long after leaving the theater.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Personally, I'd rather have this movie obliterated from my memory.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

... a film that gives you something to think about, raising questions that linger long after the theater lights have brightened.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the more original and grueling films to come out in years and I loved it...

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Packaged in an increasingly lurid, credibility-free storyline, delivered with unstinting insensitivity by a first-time director determined to show off his ad-man's box of visual tics.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Hard Candy is an exploitation film, with very little happening but a guy getting tortured for about 75 minutes of screen time.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Slick slime wrapped as a high-toned, girl-power shocker

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

It's well worth seeing, because it is well made -- apart from a few gaps in logic -- and well acted.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

... icky, incoherent thriller ...

Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

Wilson and Page are compelling and Slade demonstrates a slick stylistic flair, but the over over-the-top shock pandering renders the dark lesson convoluted and hard to swallow.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Ellen Page (Juno) puts on what must be one of the greatest performances ive ever seen. This movie is amazing and after seeing this and Juno I can safely say… More
paul oh
For a debut film, its one of best I've seen. Director David Slade shows off his skills with one of the most unusual films of 2005. There are challenging… More
Alex roy
Riveting mix of a thriller, revenge film and psychologically horror film, Hard Candy features a brilliant tour de force performance by Ellen Paige who tries to… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] This is without a doubt one of the most disturbing films I have ever seen. The… More
Jack Hawkins
In every Ellen Page film I have seen, her character is an infuriatingly smug, precocious, androgynous pain in the arse, and 'Hard Candy' is no… More
Sam Barnett
This movie is disturbing and often fascinating. Ellen Page really holds things together in a great, terrifying early performance. Considering there are… More