The Bitter Buddha is very funny, and for all its bitterness, Eddie Pepitone's comedy is a taste that's easy to acquire. show more
Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times
[An] amusing, freewheeling documentary. show more
Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times
The film’s unvarying lack of drama or direction can be wearing, but the schlubby originality of its subject fully repays the longueurs. show more
Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club
The Bitter Buddha closes with Pepitone pondering whether he’s wasted his life by focusing on comedy rather than family, but everything that’s come before suggests that decision has led to a life that’s a triumph rather than a tragedy. show more
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Amazing journey from Brooklyn to who knows to where. Riveting. Hope it gets a wider distribution.
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