Inside Deep Throat Reviews

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 21, 2009

Three days after President Nixon brought a halt to military operations in Vietnam, another offensive maneuver was just beginning in Minneapolis.

Cole Smithey
May 16, 2009

This keen look at the most successful independent film ever made describes how the film's distribution and profits were taken over by the mob, and how its director and actors were affected be the social and political powers that sought to use it as a tool

Full Review | Original Score: B
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 3, 2008

A polemic on America, and its incapability to be accepting of sexuality by demonizing and stigmatizing the act...

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
June 2, 2007

Move over, Alfred Kinsey. Apparently the unusually avid sex researcher's knack for shaking up the gatekeepers of traditional moral values, may have been a mere dress rehearsal for Deep Throat a few decades later.

Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
February 22, 2007

As an exercise in nostalgia...Inside Deep Throat is amusing

Kurt Loder
February 7, 2006

Funny and saddening.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
January 7, 2006

A sharp documentary that has comedy, tragedy and, yes, a glimpse of Linda Lovelace's party trick.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 6, 2005

Well-crafted and, in places, highly informative, but with the exception of some of the original film's hardcore sex scenes and the aforementioned Mob angle, there's little we haven't been exposed to before (no pun intended).

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005

Financed by the mafia, always there when you need them most.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 3, 2005

At once amusingly entertaining and yet searingly revealing, Inside Deep Throat is documentary gold

Scott Tobias
AV Club
Top Critic
September 26, 2005

Bailey and Barbato can only scratch the Boogie Nights-influenced surface, but they cover the ABCs of pornography with undeniable zip.

David Cornelius
September 20, 2005

Clunky and forgettable as a documentary, Inside Deep Throat succeeds entirely thanks to its subject matter

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
September 5, 2005

An engrossing journey into a bizarre moment in American culture.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
August 4, 2005

...with its 1970s-style groovy graphics and tittering adolescent's view of sexuality, [it] has a willfully disreputable tone, but it provides surprising insight.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
July 18, 2005

[A] valuable document of a cultural shift.

Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
July 15, 2005

An interesting, but rarely moving, film.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
June 11, 2005

An entertaining moustaches-and-all documentary that tells an engaging story and draws some thought-provoking parallels.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jamie Russell
May 25, 2005

Interviews with the surviving players, including porn stud Harry Reams ... make for entertaining viewing.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 27, 2005

Deep Throat was of its era and important to it -- but the film did not, as this documentary would have you believe, create that more permissive era.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic
April 22, 2005

Fascinating social criticism and a witty and relevant take on American sexual history.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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