Surviving Eden
Surviving Eden (2004)

A reality show contestant who lost 150 pounds and gained a cool one million dollars falls prey to the capitalistic excess of the jet set as Dummy director Greg Pritikin sets his satirical sights on the Hollywood hangers-on who linger for… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 25, 2004
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2008
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Reality TV, says one character in Greg Pritikin's Surviving Eden, makes you stupid and ill. The movie tries hard to prove it.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Writer/director Greg Pritikin has created a reality-TV satire as clueless as the self-impressed 'stars' it scorns.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

If not a gift to audiences, it is an unintentional trove of how-not-to tips for aspiring filmmakers.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Although early scenes hold out some promise that this parody of Survivor could amount to something, the movie quickly runs out of ideas.

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Gene Seymour

The movie insists that we care deeply about its sad sack protagonist as some sort of Chaplin-esque victim of vanity and greed. But neither Pritkin's conception nor Panes' performance warrants such sympathy.

Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

The tribal council has spoken: this is a funny movie.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Surviving Eden is the sort of hapless vanity project where even the outtakes at the end aren't funny.

Joshua Land
Village Voice

This witless satire dares to take on the culture of -- get ready for this -- reality TV!

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Mark R. Leeper

This comedy could use some polishing. With a little more style it could have been better, but there is a decent film inside this one somewhere.

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