Tuesday, March 17, 2009
THREE SENTENCE DVD REVIEW: CHOKE (***)
A ridiculous, self-reflexive black comedy with a zesty performance (what else is new?) from Sam Rockwell, Choke isn't as polished or as assured as Fight Club, the other Chuck Palahniuk novel to be adapted for the big screen. It's all very raunchy, very deranged, very absurd, often times very funny, but a little sloppy around the edges, probably due to the fact that first-time director Clark Gregg is a better actor than he is a helmer. Still, fans of dysfunctional humor will enjoy this half-smart, half-insane little flick that packs in enough sexual and societal deviance for three movies of its type.