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The Aristocrats Reviews

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Within a single joke, The Aristocrats unlocks an entire universe of comedy.

Full Review Source: AV Club

September 26, 2005
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus

The guilty pleasure to end all guilty pleasures.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 4/5

September 24, 2005
Paul Arendt
BBC.com

The film has the feel of a long and fascinating chat rather than a formal thesis. But if it feels a little self-congratulatory at times, that's a small price to pay.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

September 24, 2005
Chris Carle
IGN Movies

Hilarious, jarring, shocking, divisive and confrontational.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 4/5

September 23, 2005
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

What makes the experience enjoyable for those who tough out the vulgarity will be insights into comedy.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 16, 2005
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Take the very sound advice of this film's executive producer and don't see this movie if you've ever been offended by a word.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C

September 11, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Everything about the film felt slight.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: D

September 10, 2005
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Frequently amusing documentary with an impressive array of talking heads, though the joke wears thin way before the end of the film.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

September 10, 2005
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

shows that a simple story can turn into a kind of verbal jazz... each performer can put his or her own personal stamp on it, making it longer or cruder or more sophisticated.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

September 7, 2005
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

So this man walks into this talent agent's office...wait a minute. I can't even begin to think about telling The Joke.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

September 3, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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What the film really reveals is the role of the comedian in society and the craftsmanship of joke-writing and joke delivery.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

September 2, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...about the cultural practices of a small and needful tribe, a vanishing breed called the comic, about the damage their famously tortured psyches sustain.

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

September 2, 2005
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

A veritable who's who in American comedy (with a few Brits and Canadians thrown in)

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 1, 2005
Ian Grey
Orlando Weekly

The movie drags after a spell, but it's unforgettably reanimated when Gilbert Gottfried's rendition of the joke teaches us why all this potty-mouthed discourse is important.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

September 1, 2005
Jimmy O
Film Snobs

A Scathing and Funny Indictment of Comedy and the People Who Laugh at it.

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

August 28, 2005
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

In comedy, as in life, it's the journey, not the outcome, that proves most fascinating.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

August 28, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Fascinates with its high-wire, in-your-face daring.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Original Score: B+

August 27, 2005
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee

An intentionally one-joke film, The Aristocrats can't help but be repetitive, and its endless muck and perversions can wear on a viewer.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 3/4

August 26, 2005
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

As The Aristocrats demonstrates, there is real humor in the confrontation of taboos -- and if there are any taboos left to be stared down after this picture, friends, I'm not sure I want to know about 'em.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: A-

August 26, 2005
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

The results are unbelievably gross and -- once you get with the program -- side-splittingly funny.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

August 26, 2005
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