Movies Like Naked Ambition: An R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry

Opening

—— The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18
—— Sex Tape Jul 18
—— Planes: Fire And Rescue Jul 18
42% Wish I Was Here Jul 18
—— Video Games: The Movie Jul 18

Top Box Office

91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $73.0M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $16.5M
23% Tammy $12.9M
85% 22 Jump Street $6.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $5.9M
47% Earth to Echo $5.5M
30% Deliver Us from Evil $4.7M
49% Maleficent $4.2M
81% Begin Again $2.9M
53% Jersey Boys $2.5M

Coming Soon

—— Hercules Jul 25
—— Lucy Jul 25
—— Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08

Premieres Tonight

—— Backpackers: Season 1
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New Episodes Tonight

84% 24: Live Another Day
—— The Fosters: Season 2
—— Hit the Floor: Season 2
—— Longmire: Season 3
—— Major Crimes: Season 3
—— Mistresses: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
—— Switched at Birth: Season 3
67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Devious Maids: Season 2
—— Endeavour: Season 2
100% Falling Skies: Season 4
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
64% The Last Ship: Season 1
100% Last Tango in Halifax: Season 2
69% The Leftovers: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
50% The Musketeers: Season 1
67% Ray Donovan: Season 2
46% Reckless: Season 1
54% Salem: Season 1
50% True Blood: Season 7
—— Unforgettable: Season 2
80% Vicious: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Naked Ambition: An R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry Reviews

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Andrew Barker
Variety
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In contrast with Grecco's evocative photos, his film is scattered and platitudinous, skimming the surface of his subjects and betraying his high-art aspirations with a shallow E! aesthetic.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 1, 2009
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com

There's plenty of nudity, famous porn faces (don't worry, Ron Jeremy shows up), and a few respectable stories, but an overall arc of an idea with all this siliconed commotion? It never arrives.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: C

April 25, 2010
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com

[Director Michael] Grecco comes across as a naive, wide-eyed kid in Wonderland, which might be sweet if it wasn't so obvious his real motivation is to make the audience feel good about buying his book.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 29, 2009
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

It's less a documentary than a promotional video for [director Michael Grecco's] book...

Full Review Source: Seanax.com

May 2, 2010
Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
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All the naked people on display here are certainly easy on the eyes, but it's not much of a stretch to say that, as usual in Hollywood, the book is better than the movie.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 30, 2009
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine

Whether Grecco, with his awestruck, sycophantic narrative style is really just doing this all tongue-in-cheek or itā(TM)s a legitimate attempt to get inside the industry is debatableā"but, for as far as it goes, it works.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 1, 2009
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com

As a look inside the porn industry itself, it barely scratches the surface.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 23, 2010
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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An entertaining, adeptly crafted documentary that treats its provocative subject matter with refreshing respect.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 1, 2009
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