The Anarchist Cookbook
The Anarchist Cookbook (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Katherine Leal Unmuth
Dallas Morning News

This movie is sharp. It makes you think.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

The Anarchist Cookbook bristles with wit and ideas.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A pretty bad direct-to-video adaptation and nothing more.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The film feels as loose and unfocused as the collective's political beliefs, at times veering dangerously close to Animal House territory.

Dave Kehr
New York Times

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.

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Jean-François Vandeuren
Panorama

Jordan Susman a su transformer idéologies humanistes et mouvements activistes en une vulgaire parodie de leur propre silouhette

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A lame contemporary comedy about a radical Dallas commune operating out of a bookstore.

Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Offers not feast but famine...at its core Susman's film, despite its subject, is utterly conventional and as eager to please as a puppy dog.

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