Choke Synopsis
A sex addict, who is destitute, pretends to choke in restaurants to get money.
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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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Check this movie out!! Writer of Fight Club scores again

By katie1313
Writer Chuck Palahniuk, of Fight Club fame, will score big again with this flick! He writes of the inner nature of human beings, with some fantasical and eccentric detail which will, undoubtedly,...

Review of the MOVE, not the book.

By AphroditeFalling
I saw a sneak screening of Choke, followed by Q&A with the producer of the movie. Choke was absolutely FANTASTIC. I have yet to see such outrageous humor successfully executed on the big screen...

well for me at least

By nblouie
I will tell you this Ive read lullaby, fight club, haunted, but not choke i can never find time to read any more so i went to see the movie. it was very vulgar but it was funny, i laughed. overall...

Wait for Netflix or Cable

By melonline
Not as good as Fight Club. Funny parts, but as a whole, eh....


By JDB728
I wouldn't call it a great movie, but it is an original way to tell this type of story. I wasn't expecting too much, but I was expecting it to be a bit funnier than it ended up being. Instead, it...

Get to the point

By indierapfan
I'll be back in a couple hours to write a review, but when looking her for a choke review, ignore anyone who mentions fight club. Though Choke is based on a novel by the same author, half of the...

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Choke doesn't Choke

By jbryan1
This is a good movie, but far from a great adaptations. Hard core fans of the book will have to drop all preconcieved notions before they enter the theather. This isn't Fight Club, but that doesn't...

Stop what you're doing and go see "Choke"

By blueswirl47
I've never read the book, but i thought it was witty, interesting and entertaining. Don't walk in and expect to see "fight club" because they are completely different types of films, but 'Choke"...

loved it... quite unexpectedly

By jojoma23
In the first 15 to 20 minutes of this movie, I turned to my husband and asked him what sick movie he had taken us to! There were some uncomfortably graphic scenes. It turns out that the movie is...

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Rated R | For strong sexual content, nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Adults-only sex comedy is shocking but shallow.
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