The Anarchist Cookbook
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A so-called anarchist gets an unexpected crash-course in living on the edge in this independent comedy drama. Puck (Devon Gummersall) is a college dropout and self-styled political radical who lives with a handful of friends in an anarchist commune near Plano, TX. Puck's roommates and fellow semi-revolutionaries include aging hippie Johnny Red (John Savage), man-crazy feminist Karla (Gina Philips), DJ and ladies' man Sweeney (Johnny Whitworth), and cheerful mischief maker Double Dee (Steve Van Wormer). While Puck and his pals enjoy engaging in occasional acts of creative vandalism,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This movie is sharp. It makes you think."
‑ Katherine Leal Unmuth, Dallas Morning News
"The Anarchist Cookbook bristles with wit and ideas."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A pretty bad direct-to-video adaptation and nothing more."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Stylistically inventive and really well acted."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"There's a good film waiting to be made on this subject. This isn't it."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"The film feels as loose and unfocused as the collective's political beliefs, at times veering dangerously close to Animal House territory."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"The Anarchist Cookbook strains for a jazzy, Oliver Stone-ish look, but at its heart it is a placid and conventional moral tale about the dangers of wandering too far off the pathway."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"Jordan Susman a su transformer idéologies humanistes et mouvements activistes en une vulgaire parodie de leur propre silouhette"
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"You'll feel burnt by this one."
‑ , E! Online
"he film aims to be thought-provoking and funny, but this reviewer only laughed twice, and was only provoked into one thought: How do you go from The Deer Hunter to this?"
‑ Jeff Schwager, Boxoffice Magazine
"A lame contemporary comedy about a radical Dallas commune operating out of a bookstore."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"It's so devoid of a personal imprint that either Susman doesn't have very clearly formed opinions himself or he isn't much good at getting them across to the audience."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"Offers not feast but its core Susman's film, despite its subject, is utterly conventional and as eager to please as a puppy dog."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Think of it as Fight Club Lite; the film may not fully explain Generation-Next ennui but it does have is a winning immediacy and agreeableness -- and Gummersall, who... delivers a crisp performance."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"Susman has put together a well-crafted, witty commentary on corporate culture and the deals all of us make with ourselves to come to terms with modern existence."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
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