Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's an indelibly warped cartoon of lust and despair.
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While the movie will definitely not be to everyone's taste, black-hearted romantics will find Choke easy to swallow.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Fine performances from Sam Rockwell and Brad William Henke deserve some passing attention.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
While Choke, adapted for the screen and directed by Clark Gregg, is by no means a disaster, it is disappointing - and oddly dull.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Some stretches are very funny, although the laughter is undermined by the desperation and sadness of the situations.
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By James Berardinelli
The movie veers with surprising ease between comedy and tragedy. Some scenes are hilarious; others are somber.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Yes, it's not for the squeamish or easily offended, but its sordidness is more superficially shocking than wickedly satirical.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Disappointing not for what it is but what it could have been.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
For much of the way, the film just feels like it's pressing too hard to make an impression.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
An annoying little film that attempts to be lascivious but is merely ludicrous.
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47 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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