Punks (2001)

The never-ending search for Mr. Right takes a surprise detour into totally unexplored territory with PUNKS. This sparkling, rhythm-and-blues-driven romantic comedy is the story of four close-knit friends trying to find that mythical… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 16, 2001
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Terrific entertainment, full of wit and energy, alternately hilarious and serious -- and very sexy.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Admirable for its candor, its good humor and its bravery.

David Noh
Film Journal International

Sad to report, however, it just isn't very good.

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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

Infectious and saucy.

Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

Thanks to an uninhibited screenplay and the easy, unforced chemistry of its ensemble cast, Punks is mostly good, snappy fun.

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David Ehrenstein
New Times

While this amiable romantic comedy ... is sure to please most of its target audience, others are going to leave the theater humming that Peggy Lee classic 'Is That All There Is?'

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Lively, well-acted and directed with assurance by newcomer Patrik-Ian Polk.

Kim Morgan

Although there are fun and perceptive moments, the script opts for trite sketches of life that ultimately feel forced.

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E! Online

Though frequently festive, Punks' performances are uneven, and the predictable narrative, while avoiding melodramatic traps, slips into sappy ones.

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