Candy (2006)

A free-spirited art student and a roguish poet find their addiction to each other taking a back seat to their taste for heroin in director Neil Armfield's intensely personal tale of recreational drug use gone bad. When Candy (Abbie… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 17, 2006
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2007
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Stars Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish look better than they should as heroin addicts, and their characters are too absorbed and self-pitying to be totally compelling.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Davies has no new insights into the heroin spiral, but this silly melodrama benefits from the palpable chemistry between Ledger and Cornish

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

For all its depiction of a descent into drug addiction, Candy is filled with surprisingly sweet moments and goes down more easily than seems possible given the subject matter.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

... Candy is a rewarding experience. It may not be one that you will want to return to any time soon, but it is one that you will not soon forget.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Undeniably affecting.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Both actors are immensely impressive, so perversely appealing that you want them to survive their addiction and keep on with their terrific performances.

Katey Rich
Film Journal International

Without real characters or a fresh take on drug addiction, Candy has little to recommend it for anyone who's seen The Basketball Diaries or Requiem for a Dream.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

There's no moment that truly feels original until Candy's climactic breakdown at the end of the movie. By then, it's too late.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

There's a formula here, and it's not the liquid being shot into popping veins.

Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

The performances are good, but it would be hard to recommend this to anyone unless you have a lovely daughter who's dating a sleaze-bag and you want her to watch it as a deterrent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Aside from the Dark Knight, Hard Candy is one of Heath Ledger's strongest performances. This is an eccentric picture that tells an engaging story about… More
Chris Garman
Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish star as two twentysomething heroine addicts in Australian director Neil Armfield's Candy, the story of how drugs affect the… More
EightThirty .
17/07/2010 (TELEVISION) A pretty emotional flick. This film took me downhill with them and I couldn't stand the hopelessness. It's a terrific drama… More
Bobby Hobbs
This movie was great. It's one of the closest movies to reality that I have seen in a long time. A couple tries to rationalize there relationship and… More
Elvira B
Candy is a poetic yet very raw and no-nonsense portrait of drug addiction, as lived by Daniel and Candace. Both are very much in love with each other and carry… More
Eric S
Brilliant film that I couldn't take my eyes and ears away from. Heath Ledger turns in yet another brilliant performance as the occasional poet yet constant… More

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