A Muslim cabbie (Abdellatif Kechiche) is suspicious of an American woman's (Robin Wright Penn) motives when she insists on trying to help his jailed brother.
" [It's] such a fascinating story. "
" An audacious, highly contemporary psychological thriller. "
" It contains such a gripping performance by Robin Wright Penn that it succeeds, in a way, despite itself. To see great work is a reason to see an imperfect movie, and to observe how the movie loses its way may be useful even if it's frustrating. "
" Sorry, Haters acquires the slowly widening, fanged grin of a Polanski tale. "
" A head-scratcher supreme -- not least for pondering what possibly attracted Robin Wright Penn to her intractable, impossible role -- Jeff Stanzler's Sorry, Haters is sorry indeed. "
" A preposterous screwball psychological drama called Sorry, Haters, a film roughly as successful as the phrase 'screwball psychological drama' implies. "
" A sorry mess. "
" As the characters unravel -- and how -- so too does the movie. "
" It's a well-meaning but ultimately feeble and misguided attempt to say something profound about the aftereffects of the 2001 attacks on New York. "
" Plucking shamelessly on post-September 11 anxieties, Sorry, Haters follows the irrational involvement of a New York City cab driver and a disturbed fare. "
" So misguided as to be genuinely mystifying, Jeff Stanzler's queasily blended political psychodrama isn't simply a lousy movie. It's also a lousy movie that boldly exploits the events of 9/11. "
" Sorry, Haters trades in glib reversals, not complexities -- just about everyone is a crude stereotype turned on its head. "
" That Penn and Kechiche are so committed to their roles only makes writer-director Jeff Stanzler's film more of a conundrum. "
" The movie is so single-minded in those serious intentions -- to make us question who really are the extremists and who the victims -- that it twists its characters into knots and sends its plot in odd directions. "
" Their puzzling behaviors are given a kind of a rationale before the film is over. But I didn't buy any of it for a second. "
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