The Aristocrats (2005)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Can a joke stand up to repeated tellings? Hilarious and revealing of the way comedy works, The Aristocrats demonstrates that it's possible.


Movie Info

Comedy veterans and co-creators Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza capitalize on their insider status and invite over 100 of their closest friends -- who happen to be some of the biggest names in entertainment, from George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Cary to Gilbert Gottfried, Bob Saget, Paul Reiser and Sarah Silverman -- to reminisce, analyze, deconstruct and deliver their own versions of world's dirtiest joke, an old burlesque, too extreme to be performed in public, called 'The Aristocrats.'

Rating: Unrated (adult situations/language)
Genre: Documentary , Comedy , Special Interest
Directed By: ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 24, 2006
Box Office: $6.1M
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for The Aristocrats

All Critics (152) | Top Critics (46)

The first feel-good movie made out of fecal matter.

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
Newsweek
Top Critic

This all-star open-mike night loses its luster before its own loud laughter dies down.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

... The Aristocrats proves that sometimes you don't have to be a great filmmaker to make a great documentary.

Full Review… | December 9, 2005
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Within a single joke, The Aristocrats unlocks an entire universe of comedy.

Full Review… | September 26, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

A joyful film, full of men and women alight with the pleasure that comes from negating every compliment civilization has ever paid itself.

Full Review… | June 3, 2009

A very funny and entertaining simple documentary

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for The Aristocrats

½

Unspeakably foul. But oh-so-hilarious.

aliceinpunderland
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Really funny. A story about a old joke with black humor.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

No Nudity No Violence Unspeakable Obscenity, 100 Comedians but one Very Dirty Joke

ScoopOnline
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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