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Comic Book Confidential (1999)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 6
Rotten: 2

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1999 Wide

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 422

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Though aimed at those fastidious comic book collectors who spend exorbitant sums for old DC first editions (only to leave them unread and wrapped in plastic), Comic Book Confidential manages to convey the fanaticism and fun of this hobby to non-aficionados. Canadian director Ron Mann traces the history of the comic book industry, the idiotic purging of so-called violent comics in the 1950s, and the growth of the collectibles industry. Throughout the film, any comic book which does not meet … More

Rating:
PG
Genre:
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
Directed By:
,
Written By:
Charles Lippincott , Ron Mann
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Jul 22, 2002
Runtime:
New Video Group - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Comic Book Confidential

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (2) | DVD (11)

Affectionate, gentle and nostalgic

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

The highest compliment I can pay the picture is that it makes me want to delve further into the research and discussion of comic books, to continue exploring where Mann's work ends.

Full Review… | December 12, 2012
Blu-ray.com

Excessively kind look at the obsessive fans who descend on San Diego's popular Comic-Con convention.

Full Review… | April 6, 2012
Film Journal International

Just as much for those not familiar with comics as it is for hardcore fan boys.

Full Review… | November 23, 2002
Apollo Guide

an enjoyable and informative documentary

August 4, 2002
Q Network Film Desk

The comics themselves are the least interesting part of the movie.

Full Review… | July 14, 2002
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for Comic Book Confidential

½

There's been a lot happen in the comic book industry since 1989 but this is great resource material for fans (like me).

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flixsterman
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

½

Awesome look at some great underground comic creators. Great double bill with Crumb.

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cacutshaw
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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