100

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The very sex-positive The Sessions treats intimacy with an explicitness and honesty that's very rare in movies. It may be the first film that doesn't turn premature ejaculation into a punch line.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Just see it. This movie will take a piece out of you.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The achievement of this simply told, exceptionally fine film is the clarity with which it portrays the drama of a good soul in an inert body.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The Sessions is first and foremost about Hawkes' virtuoso performance, one of those "My Left Foot"-y transformations that make audiences verklemmt and generate awards talk.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
At once entirely frank and downright cuddly in the way it deals with the seldom-visited subject of the sex lives of people with disabilities, this well-acted and constructed film will, at the very least, turn the spotlight on this unusual topic.
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80

NPR

By Ella Taylor
For once in an American movie, the uplift feels earned.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Sessions is moving. At times, it's even erotic, which is unexpected, to say the least. It sends viewers out of the theater with a heightened sense of the physical and a real feeling for all the things that sex means in human life.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A moving tale with wryly funny moments.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The Sessions is admirable, and often enjoyable, yet self-limiting in concept. It's exactly about what it sets out to be about - no less but no more.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It's strange to call a film with so much nudity and simulated sex "old-fashioned," but The Sessions nicely bridges that gulf.
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79 out of 100
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