• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Betty Thomas
    In Theaters:
    Mar 7, 1997 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 15, 1998
  • Paramount Pictures

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Private Parts Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

[Stern] may be the master of his domain on the radio, but he doesn't necessarily have a future in movies.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

September 22, 2007
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

There are some huge laughs here spread consistently through the picture, and screenwriters Len Blum and Michael Kalesniko put virtually no lulls between laughs.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 17, 2005
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A biodrama about Howard Stern, who speaks for the nine-year old boy in all of us.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

July 25, 2005

Better than expected

Full Review Source: sbs.is | Original Score: 3/4

July 8, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

No one need weep for Howard Stern.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: C

January 29, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Funny and surprisingly self-deprecating.

| Original Score: 4/5

June 12, 2003
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

A good movie, even though I hate Stern.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 13, 2003
Chris Gore
Film Threat

An absolute must-see.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 8, 2002
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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A choppy amalgram of Revenge of the Nerds, Father Knows Best and Network.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 7, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Private Parts is a limited-ambition comedy, one that scores some funny moments mainly because it sets its targets so low.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 2/4

October 15, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

The movie's often hilarious, but it's not quite as satisfying as Stern's radio show.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 10, 2002
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine

Succeeds as a mainstream entertainment.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 5, 2002
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

It may just be grand Stern propaganda, but it's impossible to deny the film's deft comic charm, its sincerely romantic heart, and all that gratuitous nudity.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

June 2, 2002
Don Irvine
Globe and Mail
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People who wouldn't be able to distinguish Howard Stern from G. Gordon Liddy will be entertained by something like an off-colour -- and quite funny -- version of Coal Miner's Daughter.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 19, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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A comic firecracker with a surprising human touch.

May 11, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Whether you love him or hate him, it's impossible to deny Stern's status in contemporary culture, and this film helps illuminate him, and why he does what he does.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

February 27, 2001
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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Surprisingly entertaining but grossly dishonest.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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A flat piece of work with long, slack stretches.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Ultimately, all what we get is a movie version of Stern's show.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

Private Parts is nothing but an interminable infomercial about Stern's empty life.

| Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
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