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Meet the Fokkens Reviews

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Emily Kirkpatrick
Paste Magazine

Despite the pleasure of spending a little over an hour with these two warm, loving women, Meet the Fokkens often falters as a film.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 6.7/10

August 16, 2012
Chris Packham
Village Voice
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The film is about two old ladies, still cackling despite the sadness that trailed in the wake of the lives into which they were forced.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 7, 2012
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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Year by year, they've shared every part of their lives, and now the Fokkens sashay into the future, sharing memories and viewpoints as well as their neon-bright identical outfits.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

August 10, 2012
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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If there's a tug of sadness to this (off-)colorful tale, it has less to do with sympathy for these resilient women than with how easily their compromised lives can be related to our own.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2012
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Amusing and even liberating to watch, but lacks sufficient insight and revelations. How often do you get to see a doc about elderly prostitutes?

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 7.79/10

August 11, 2012
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Few recent studies of commercialized sex have been character profiles, so Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas's doc is an unusual and welcome polemic.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 5, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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"Meet the Fokkens" holds your interest, mostly because the sisters (who turned 70 in May) are good company, no matter who they are.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2012
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

To what degree the seductive senior siblings for sale are leveling with audiences is up for grabs, but certain truths vividly come into play. Namely, their refusal to act old, along with challenging the cultural norms of what it means to be beautiful.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

July 30, 2012
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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A racy, thoroughly enjoyable docu about a pair of 69-year-old identical-twin hookers in Amsterdam, Meet the Fokkens bounces along with defiant joie de vivre.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 8, 2012
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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The doc gives a rare look at the business of plying the world's oldest profession over the past 50 years in the famously tolerant city, but the directors are a bit too hands-off and the narrative wanders.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

December 13, 2012
Jeannette Catsoulis
NPR
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The sisters' struggle for autonomy (they opened Amsterdam's only independent brothel until they were forced out by organized crime) reveals a touching commitment to mutual survival.

Full Review Source: NPR

August 8, 2012
Marsha McCreadie
Film Journal International

The feminist documentary takes up the battered-wife syndrome, low pay for female workers, forced separation of mothers and children and-finally-a woman-owned business. Gloria Steinem must be happy, though the film centers on 69-year-old twin hookers.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 7, 2012
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Schröder and Provaas frame their conversation well, making good use of the color, the reflective surfaces, and the surfeit of exposed younger flesh in the District.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

August 8, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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The filmmakers follow the sisters around town, creating a delightful portrait of good-natured extroverts.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

August 9, 2012
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Despite the occasional stumble, the doc never falls, thanks to the sheer strength of its subjects' undaunted and indomitable character.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

December 14, 2012
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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Even if this film were not cordially made, which it is, it would have a considerable jump-start.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

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