• Released
  • February 15, 2013
  • (LA; 3/8 NY)
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • Comedy
    Documentary
  • 2 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Stand-up comic Eddie Pepitone tries to take his act to the next level.

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80

Village Voice

The Bitter Buddha is very funny, and for all its bitterness, Eddie Pepitone's comedy is a taste that's easy to acquire.
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75

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
The Bitter Buddha closes with Pepitone pondering whether he’s wasted his life by focusing on comedy rather than family, but everything...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
[An] amusing, freewheeling documentary.
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70

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
The film’s unvarying lack of drama or direction can be wearing, but the schlubby originality of its subject fully repays the longueurs.
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