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  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    For all its depiction of a descent into drug addiction, Candy is filled with surprisingly sweet moments and goes down more easily than seems possible given the subject matter. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    What we see, though, is the same old same old - beautiful faces turning gaunt and haunted, strung-out hero and heroine, stupid parents, de-tox worse than tox, descent to and return from the depths. Candy could be seen, I suppose, as a cautionary tale; take this as a cautionary review. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Because although there are some very striking moments in Neil Armfield's debut, there are simply not enough to keep us absorbed the way a movie should. show more

  • 60
    Richard James Havis The Hollywood Reporter

    As the characters' lives fall apart, Ledger fails to bring the necessary gravitas to the role, and he looks a bit too healthy throughout. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Neil Armfield's film hits hard because it sensitively shows how life on drugs can never be about anything else, and how the real horror of addiction is not what users do to themselves, but what they do to each other out of loneliness and despair. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Told in a serenely observational fashion. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Despite being well made and supremely acted, Candy is a true feel-bad experience. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The way director and co-adapter Armfield shoots it, the film's awfully pretty in its grimness, in the way "Leaving Las Vegas" managed to make train-wreck alcoholism more fake-lyrical than grungy. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    As the movie's feet get stuck in its own misery, it made me appreciate "Trainspotting" all over again - its wit, how it moved, the way any outcome for its characters seemed possible. show more

  • 50
    Scott Warren Premiere

    Ledger turns in another stellar performance and Cornish is heartbreakingly good also in this well-crafted film. But once that first plunger is pushed, the surprises are few. show more

  • February 20, 2011 sbidkragieKragie
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    this movie was incredible - we both loved it!!!!

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