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Based on 18 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There's no other film like it. It's embarrassingly frank and self-revealing, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, sometimes both. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Although there's nothing funny about addiction, Zahedi - a thin, bug-eyed fellow with the air of an R. Crumb sad sack - brings wit and self-deprecation to his tale of obsession and woe. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The way he presents his romantic history is both clever and entertaining, but after a while the story becomes tediously familiar. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Zahedi's search for fulfillment is depleting, like throwing good sex after bad. The more we learn about the hole in his soul, the more vivid his misogamy becomes. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A confessional film that's almost too confessional--is like getting buttonholed by a casual acquaintance at a party and then subjected to a flood of highly intimate revelations that just don't stop. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Zahedi has been compared to Woody Allen, and he shares Allen's neurotic sense of entitlement and navel-gazing fascination with his own sexual peccadilloes. Whether you find either man funny or infuriating depends in large part on whether you identify more with their narcissistic quests for self-knowledge or the collateral damage left in their wakes. show more

  • 25
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Now that even Woody Allen has stopped making "Woody Allen movies," you would think that wannabes would move on, too. show more

  • 67
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Technically, I Am a Sex Addict is a stellar achievement, as it coaxes viewers to accompany Zahedi down avenues of sexual desire that have had little frank exposure on film. show more

  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Zahedi is ruefully funny and savage in his self-exposure. show more

  • 80
    Village Voice

    Caveh Zahedi's one-of-a-kind movie--a funny, inventive, ground-shifting hybrid of essay film, mea culpa, and pathological real-life romantic farce--aims for truth by wrecking its own verisimilitude. show more

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