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Live! (2007)




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.

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"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 brass becomes engulfed in a ratings battle to the top-a battle where questions of morality, ethics and sheer will lead to a darkly humorous and unforgettable outcome.more
Rating: R (for some violent content, language and brief nudity)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Monet Mazur, Andre Braugher, Bill Guttentag, William Guttentag
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 1, 2009
Weinstein Company


Eva Mendes
as Katy Courbet
Monet Mazur
as Abalone
Missi Pyle
as Plummy
Tom Wright
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
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

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!


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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]

Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

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.


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

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