Best Worst Movie Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 24, 2011
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 30, 2010
Troll 2 has become a midnight favorite, and Stephenson looks at the phenomenon while catching up with his profoundly untalented costars and the grouchy Italian director.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
August 19, 2010
A documentary so enthusiastic, good-natured and sweet about such an abject disaster that it almost makes Troll 2 worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 29, 2010
This curiously touching doc has a bittersweet ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 22, 2010
[A] surprisingly rich documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
July 7, 2010
Somewhere, Ed Wood must be smiling.
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
June 18, 2010
In 26 years as a film reviewer, I've never seen a film that so perfectly encapsulates the obsession Pauline Kael famously classified as Movie Love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
June 11, 2010
Some movies are just bad. Some are so bad they're good. And others are so intensely bad that they rise to a level of perverse greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
June 3, 2010
The priorities seem misplaced, but the result is still sincere and interesting and often very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2010
In its more amusing and accepting moments, Best Worst Movie captures the geek-joy fizz when fame morphs into notoriety, and artlessness becomes its own art.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Sam Adams
Salon.com
May 14, 2010
You might assume "Troll 2" aficionados are sarcasm-drenched hipsters, but "Best Worst Movie" argues that their appreciation is far less convoluted.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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May 14, 2010
For a while, the dentist and the documentarian revel in the celebrity-ness of it all %u2014 a glow that fades as they delve a little deeper.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 14, 2010
Tries to pin down the alchemy that transports a film from reject bin to cult favorite.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
May 12, 2010
Stephenson is too close to it all; he's never able to truly dig below the cult flick's frenzy, to examine the very real pain of both the film's makers and the audience that takes rabid, gleeful delight in their folly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
May 11, 2010
Stephenson's self-exemption from his film's scrutiny feels craven, especially when he visits screen-mother Margo Prey to ogle her infirm mother and kitten-themed décor.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 10, 2010
It seems that the hunger for celebrity is so fierce that people will exploit anything -- even their most embarrassing moments -- to attain some measure of it.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
April 22, 2010
Though it's a ramshackle piece of filmmaking, Best Worst Movie is an honest one, too, staying open to awkward, humbling moments while still making a solid case for the film's immortal badness.
Full Review | Original Score: B