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Rated R for language and some sexual content.

R In Theaters 09/20/2013 , 92min.
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Slant Magazine
As an adaptation of Davis Sedaris's short essay from his acclaimed 1997 compilation, Naked, it's a letdown, as it doesn't exude the pop of the author's trademark humor. Full Review
A.A. Dowd
The A.V. Club
There are some who have complained that C.O.G. ends too abruptly, but it has the bracing, devastating punctuation of a fine short story. Full Review
Cory Everett
The Playlist
As a standalone feature, it feels like there’s not quite enough there. Full Review
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
It’s not bad, but it’s ineffectual -- shuffling from one semi-satirical vignette to the next and then veering into soul-searching territory while generating only mild engagement. Full Review
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
An adaptation of a short story from David Sedaris’s best-selling Naked collection, C.O.G. (short for “Child of God”) struggles from the outset to retain the snap of the NPR favorite’s hyperbolic humor while also grounding it in authenticity—a tonal disconnect that nonetheless serves to destabilize a potentially predictable coming-of-age tale. Full Review

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