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: November 1, 2002
DVD 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.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Doesn't really add up to much.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The performances are absolutely superb, and that's where the film wants to live.

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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.

Michael Dequina

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

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Mike Clark
USA Today

Scott's low-key portrayal makes Roger interesting.

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David Edelstein

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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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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
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Jim Hunter
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Dan Schultz
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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
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