• R, 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    In Theaters:
    Oct 17, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 29, 2009
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Filth and Wisdom Reviews

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Fr. Chris Carpenter
Orange County and Long Beach Blade

Madonna's direction isn't half-bad...too bad she chose a poor script teeming with uninteresting characters

Full Review Source: Orange County and Long Beach Blade | Original Score: C-

February 27, 2009
Brian Orndorf

Either Madonna failed to successfully guide her movie to a coherent state of mind or she simply has no gift for filmmaking. A case could be made for both, though the latter is an awfully tempting summarization of Filth and Wisdom.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: D

November 13, 2008
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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This is a terrible, terrible worthless movie that you shouldn't give any time to.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 10, 2008
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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I'm confident the material girl has more good material for movies ahead of her.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 10, 2008
Sarah Boslaugh

If this were the first film of a 17-year-old who got a camcorder for his birthday...it could be called a promising first effort.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 2/10

November 7, 2008
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

It's sweeter and sunnier than its material suggests, but not smarter.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 7, 2008
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Does anyone remember when Madonna was considered shocking?

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 31, 2008
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

Imagine having a philosophical discussion with Madonna. I imagine it would be like having one with any other high school dropout.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 2/5

October 31, 2008
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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At 84 minutes, the movie feels both overpadded and underdeveloped.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1/4

October 31, 2008
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Madonna's directing debut shows that the megastar did not learn a lot about film craft and creates a routine, occasional amusing debut oeuvre. It should have been a more mature work and it is not.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C-

October 30, 2008
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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Message to the director: Don't quit your day job just yet, but in the category of multidisciplinary artists moonlighting as filmmakers, I'll take you over Julian Schnabel any day.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 30, 2008
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

There's no wisdom in this script.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

October 30, 2008
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

As Bart Simpson once said of NAKED LUNCH, I can think of two things wrong with this title.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Weekly

October 29, 2008
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

Curiosity-seekers may trickle in, but despite the deliberate move to release the flick unrated, there's nothing in here to merit a raised eyebrow.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

October 28, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

At 83 minutes, it's tedious, pretentious, and just plain boring. I kept waiting for something to happen, but nothing does.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

October 27, 2008
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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Nothing in this cynical bit of claptrap feels remotely real.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

October 24, 2008
Tom Long
Detroit News
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This is a movie that's just sort of there, and nobody much would have paid any attention to it without the Madonna connection. And chances are nobody much will even with that connection.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

October 24, 2008
Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News
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For an artist who has spent so much of her career reinventing herself to lead pop culture, not to mention fatten her pocketbook, Madonna seems at her most sincere behind this camera. She coaxes genuine moments from the three principals.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

October 24, 2008
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Madonna has made a career out of toying with image and ego, but this is a vanity project in the smallest sense possible.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 24, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Madonna shoots it all like a home movie made by someone who has been on the other side of the camera so often, doing music videos, reality no longer feels remotely real.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 24, 2008
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