Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger (2002)

Writer/director Dylan Kidd got a chance to make his script for Roger Dodger into a feature film when he boldly approached Campbell Scott in a café in Greenwich Village and made his pitch. Eventually, Scott would agree to executive produce… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The movie could have benefited from a more experienced director, but a great cast and script overcome any first time jitters the director may have had.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

A fascinating, uneven first feature from the young writer-director Dylan Kidd.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Doesn't really add up to much.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Scott's hilariously hateful hauteur is able to counteract some falsely fuzzy notes in the ending.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

We journey from appreciating Roger as the ideal over-drinks conversationalist to someone we would cross the street to avoid.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Roger Dodger is an impressive first-time effort by Dylan Kidd, the director and writer. But like the teen in the movie who is trying to lose his virginity, the film never quite scores.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Some have condemned this film for 'filthy content.' That's like condemning a hospital for being a place of disease. Kidd deals with 'filth' the way a surgeon treats a tumor.

Mike Clark
USA Today

Scott's low-key portrayal makes Roger interesting.

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David Edelstein
Slate

Even at its grimmest, the movie hums along, thanks to the edgy, hand-held, on-the-fly cinematography and the snappy performances.

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Ian Waldron-Mantgani
UK Critic

The dialogue addresses our expectations, gets us laughing and stops the movie from becoming too obvious a character study.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Gotta love high-functioning sociopaths like HIMYM's Barney Stinson and Campbell Scott's titular Roger in this dark, delicious gem. Roger's… More
Jim Hunter
A "ladies man," who, despite his claims, routinely "fails" with the ladies, instructs his nephew in the ways of meeting women. This film is… More
Dan Schultz
A fast-paced, dialogue-driven, well-constructed little film about the immorality of our times, specifically playboy Roger (Campbell Scott) and how he decides to… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
Finally, a movie without Jesse Eisenberg! oh, wait...
Sam Barnett
By displaying to audiences a severely dishonest human being, Roger Dodger's thought-provoking script is able to reach a surprising level of honesty. While… More
Anthony Lawrie
I didn't enjoy this film as much as I thought I would, I think the trailer is a little misleading. Still, a good story, an outstanding performance by… More

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