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

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Top Critic
Andrew Barker
Variety
May 1, 2009
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.
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
April 25, 2010
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 | Original Score: C
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
April 29, 2009
[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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
May 2, 2010
It's less a documentary than a promotional video for [director Michael Grecco's] book...
Top Critic
Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
April 30, 2009
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.
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
May 1, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
April 23, 2010
As a look inside the porn industry itself, it barely scratches the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
May 1, 2009
An entertaining, adeptly crafted documentary that treats its provocative subject matter with refreshing respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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