Spread (2009)

A modern tale of morality, director David Mackenzie's stylish sex comedy centers on the exploits of a Los Angeles gigolo working his way to infamy one mattress at a time. Nicki (Ashton Kutcher) is the epitome of big-city sexuality.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 6, 2009
DVD Release Date: November 10, 2009
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite occasional detours into surprisingly dark territory, Spread overall is an ineffectual celebration of vacuous Los Angeles high life rather than a deconstruction of it.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

Shallow, melodramatic, pretentious and wildly misguided, it's also ambitious, entertaining and rather funny.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Although Kutcher deserves some credit for trying to spread his professional wings, it quickly becomes clear that he's in over his head.

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Matt Pais

The tale of a guy who's just a victim of being a jerk, coping with the horrible curse of being good-looking.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

The film becomes unintentionally funny when he falls for another hustler (Margarita Levieva) with even less conscience, their grand passion leading to ludicrous behavior and soap-opera dialogue.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A witless homage to Shampoo and American Gigolo that's brain-dead on arrival.

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Peter Bradshaw

Kutcher is a credible and potent leading man with an easy address to the camera. He carries off the movie with some style.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The film doesn't quite come off, though lots and lots of clothes do during its randy, random 97 minutes.

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Glenn Whipp
Chicago Tribune

Its formulaic, unconvincing story adds little to the conversation about slack ambition, mutual exploitation and evolving social mores.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Letting things slide into a sort of low-calorie moral vacuum, Mackenzie hasn't so much nailed LA's culture of skin-deep gratification as produced an advert for it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
_kelly .King
Ashton Kutcher plays himself in a story about what Ashton Kutcher most likely did for a living before he got famous (and what he does all day for a living now… More
Steven Carrier
I really like David Mackenzie's "Spread" because it's one of the only films I have seen to accurately portray the death of romance in our… More
Cynthia S.
Ok. Ok. I went into this knowing full well that it was supposed to suck. I REALLY liked it, and noone would be more surprised about that than me. Maybe I just… More
KJ Proulx
This movie sucks! It's a porno with a terrorizing story. Not worth watchign unless your a sex freak. I felt like I was watching a movie being ridden by… More
Nicki Marie
Can't say I am overly surprised that a lot of people didn't like this, but personally I found it not too bad. I would say this is Ashton Kutcher… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
It's a relief for me after watching this movie because FINALLY Ashton Kutcher found a role in a movie that perfectly fit for him... After first seeing he… More