50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
As cinematic flops go, nothing falls quite as hard as a failed black comedy.
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40

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Even if the actual movie is an awkward, uncinematic mishmash. Waters has at least tried to write a sex comedy that isn't aimed at titty-fixated 17-year-olds, and at its best Sex and Death 101 has a fast, clever rhythm that almost sings.
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38

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's all a pretentious bore that feels twice as long as it's two-hour running time.
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30

Village Voice

Stupid monikers are just one symptom of a stultifying, overwritten cleverness that substitutes quirk for character.
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25

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Paula Nechak
It has absolutely nothing to say -- no redeeming commentary about nihilistic, narcissistic society and its appetite for instant gratification -- which would have made it sociologically interesting, or at least sort of Faustian in theme. Instead Sex and Death 101 is as empty-headed as its protagonist.
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25

New York Daily News

In a fair universe, Sex and Death 101 would end its miserable life after one episode as a TV show. But this unfunny "dark comedy" goes on for two hours.
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20

Austin Chronicle

A self-indulgent, snarky, scattershot mess through and through.
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20

Wall Street Journal

The crude, sophomoric Sex and Death 101 is neither particularly dark nor even remotely funny.
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A lame comic idea poorly executed dooms Sex and Death 101 to failure.
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12

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
This film is headed quickly for DVD. In the video store, though, it isn't funny enough to be shelved in the comedy section nor dirty enough to be filed with the smut. It might be useful in propping up a wobbly chair, though.
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24 out of 100
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