Hard Candy Synopsis
Older man dangerously engages teenager.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
To pull this kind of thing off you need exceptional performances, and the two leads rise commandingly to the challenge. Wilson, best known...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Hard Candy is impressive and effective. As for what else it may be, each audience member will have to decide.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Hard Candy, a highly original psychological thriller/revenge fantasy, can be bitterly hard to take and uncomfortably intense, but it's well...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
These are two fascinating characters, and watching them thrust and parry proves to be as impossible to turn away from as observing a...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Hard Candy is extreme - a battle of the sexes that glides from tricky to angry to shockingly ugly.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A psychosexual thriller that treads a thin line between art and exploitation. The mere fact that it manages this queasy high-wire act is...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
To give the film its due, the direction is expert, the writing is shrewd, the cinematography is stylish, and the performances are...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Hard Candy is the rare movie that may be worthiest for the arguments you'll have after it's over.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Icky, incoherent thriller.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
With Hard Candy, the innocent are tortured along with the guilty -- the innocent, in this case, being the audience.
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Wonderful

By ShayneTheMovieGuy
Yes I saw this with my friend, but fell asleep. It was ok then, but at the time I really didn;t pay much attention. But after reading more about it I truly relized how great it was. So I bought, and...

Great movie...

By somethingclever
Note. It's not a horror movie. At all. It's a very good psychological thriller that keeps the audience in suspense for the duration of the film. The young girl does a GREAT job acting in this...

By SNLFAN4EVER
Awesome :)...

Five Word Review

By Drez_Digital
Disturbing Yet Brilliant Complex Thriller...

Hard Candy

By Casey_Shadow
Where do I even start, this was so bad. I rented it last night thinking it was a horror movie. It would have been good, if the man had taken one of the big knives in the kitchen and cut her head...

Nuckin Futs

By MongrolMan
Wow. How messed up is this movie. You THOUGHT Ellen Page was nice didn't you?! "Juno" is quite misleading........

O-M-G

By TanyathePrincess
I HATED this movie! I work at Hollywood Video and my boss recommended it saying he liked it... i had a hard time sitting down and watching the whole stupid thing! It was almost as bad as the movie...

crap that is all i have to say

By sexyblondqt5555
wow..where to start..uhmm first of all this movie was soo lame i wanted to cut off my own balls..if i had them..bc it was SOO BORING i dont even kno why i watched the whole thinng or why i rented it...

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Rated R | For disturbing violent and aberrant sexual content involving a teen, and for language