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The Aristocrats Reviews

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Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

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 Source: Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

June 3, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A very funny and entertaining simple documentary

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Cole Smithey

A plethora of comedians discuss and tell their own inspired rendition of "the dirtiest joke in the world" in a contagiously funny documentary that symptomatically gives context to the lasting influence of vaudeville humor.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A+

April 15, 2009

Each take on the gag reveals a different facet of comic technique.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

June 23, 2008
David Ansen
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The first feel-good movie made out of fecal matter.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

November 1, 2007
Rob Gonsalves

Its very about-itself unimportance is what makes it a liberating experience for its own sake.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

July 23, 2007
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

...the brilliant Sarah Silverman transcends the mean-spirited nature of the joke...

Full Review Source: All Movie Guide | Original Score: 6/10

August 5, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

In its simplest form, the joke isn't funny; it's all in the telling, and Provenza proves once again that some people can tell a joke, and some people can't.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

May 12, 2006
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

With a showman's respect for the power of the build-up, Provenza touts his product thoroughly before unveiling it.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

January 27, 2006
Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine

A stunning comedy masterclass. For those with strong stomachs, obviously...

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 7, 2006
Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
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... The Aristocrats proves that sometimes you don't have to be a great filmmaker to make a great documentary.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

December 9, 2005
Bob Westal
Film Threat

A brilliant solution to the eternal problem of how to discuss the creative process behind comedy without becoming boring.

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

December 6, 2005
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Mesmo que repetitivo ao procurar analisar o significado social da graça da piada e contendo algumas performances terrivelmente medíocres, o filme ganha um fôlego invejável sempre que algum comediante inspirado surge em cena.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 25, 2005
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

It's not just a joke for the john, it's a joke for an entire sewage system.

Full Review Source: Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

October 20, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

There's an unevenness to the film, and, frankly, I rarely found it funny, but I never found it less than fascinating and invariably entertaining.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

September 29, 2005
Eric Melin

For those of us who can handle a heaping helping of shock talk, the reward of The Aristocrats lie in our ability to focus a critical spotlight on ourselves.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

September 29, 2005
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

The guilty pleasure to end all guilty pleasures.

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

September 24, 2005
Paul Arendt

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: | 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

Time Out New York
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October 18, 2008

Boston Phoenix
August 13, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 13, 2005
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