Live! (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Uneven media satire on how far TV will go to secure ratings. Unfortunately it's neither as funny or as sharp as it hopes to be.


Movie Info

"Live!" follows ABN network president Katy Courbet and up-and-coming documentary filmmaker Rex as inspiration strikes to create the most daring reality program ever. The show is Russian Roulette, network style, with contestants competing for 5 million dollars on-air, complete with loaded guns. As seen through the lens of a documentary film crew, Live! examines the competitive and often gut-wrenching world of television production, where everyone from the crew to the contestants to the network … More

Rating: R (for some violent content, language and brief nudity)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Monet Mazur, Andre Braugher, Bill Guttentag
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 1, 2009
Runtime:
Weinstein Company

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Cast


as Katy Courbet

as Abalone

as Plummy

as Jennifer

as Dr. Raymond Boyd
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Critic Reviews for Live!

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

It's hard to distinguish between the cynical indifference of the characters and the arrogant nihilism of the film itself.

Full Review… | September 19, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

Worth seeing for the slinky, snakelike, sexy and oddly vulnerable performance of Eva Mendes, a star-making role if I've ever seen one.

Full Review… | May 10, 2007
Salon.com
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Variety
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A surprisingly plausible mockumentary...

Full Review… | July 11, 2010
Reel Film Reviews

There is a big problem in believing any of it, but a certain amount of fun watching television's more ghastly denizens wonder whether murder will improve the ratings. It does.

Full Review… | September 19, 2008
This is London

Mendes (best known as Will Smith's love interest in Hitch) is enjoyably poisonous, making Live! just about worth catching.

Full Review… | September 19, 2008
Daily Mirror [UK]

Audience Reviews for Live!

½

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[color=darkred][b][i][size=2]U svetu zabave gde su "reality" emisije sve popularnije evo i originalne ideje... [/size][/i]
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[i][size=2]Predsednica ABN network TV kompanije Katy Courbet (Eva Mendes) i reziser dokumentaraca Rex (David Krumholtz) resavaju da stvore najrealisticniju emisiju ikada zamisljenu: RUSKI RULET! Sest takmicara se takmici u klasicnom ruskom ruketu s time sto onaj koji se ubije NE DOBIJA NISTA dok preziveli svi dobijaju po 5 miliona dolara! [/size][/i]
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[i][size=2]Moral!? Koliko vredi zivot!? Sta je najvaznije u zivotu!? Mozda je vreme da se upitate sve to pre gledanja filma... [/size][/i]
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[i][size=2]Nista posebno... ali pogledajte... ako vam je dosadno... Reziser Bill Guttentag je inace oskarovac, ali za dokumentarne filmove - preporucio bih mu da ih se i dalje drzi! [/size][/i]
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[i][size=2]Ocena je od mene 5/10. [/size][/i]
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PantaOz
Panta Oz

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This movie was crazy crazy crazy. It started off kinda cheezy and I wasn't expecting it to get much better, but the last 30 minutes turned into a jaw dropping, sweating with anxiety, edge of your seat thrill. It was hard to watch and I had to pause it many times because my blood pressure redlined. This is not the kind of movie I would go around recommending because of it's subject matter, but I must shamefully admit that I enjoyed it.

½

It's hard to distinguish between the cynical indifference of the characters and the arrogant nihilism of the film itself.

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