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

Opening

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73% Get On Up Aug 01
90% Calvary Aug 01
—— Behaving Badly Aug 01
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Top Box Office

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91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $16.8M
57% The Purge: Anarchy $10.5M
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue $9.5M
18% Sex Tape $6.1M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $4.7M
16% And So It Goes $4.6M
23% Tammy $3.5M
90% A Most Wanted Man $2.7M

Coming Soon

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83% Extant: Season 1
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38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
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73% Murder in the First: Season 1
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97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

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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