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Public Domain (2003)

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A dark, wryly funny film about a game show run by smug pseudo-intellectuals that awards money to the contestant with the most pathetic life. The "contestants" are unaware they're even playing the game: the show's producers infiltrate houses, install surveillance cameras and broadcast footage for viewers to judge in such existential categories as doubt, alienation and disillusionment. A biting critique of the culture of surveillance as entertainment.

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A movie that attempts to mock reality TV as if the fad hadn't already disintegrated into farce -- and as if The Truman Show, EDtv, Series 7: The Contenders and others never happened.

May 14, 2004 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Other than McKellar's bright cameo, the remaining players seem trapped in a mean, deadening satire.

May 14, 2004 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Lefcoe's practically unwatchable film is ostensibly a critique of reality-based programming, but its muddled intent and miscalculated presentation gets at nothing.

May 7, 2006 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Lefcoe gets her message across through a very strong script and terrific performances.

May 14, 2004 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

While not as insidious in its evisceration of TV's peeping-tom culture as My Little Eye, Lefcoe's satire still draws blood.

April 17, 2004 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY
eye WEEKLY

Lefcoe, throughout the 77 minutes, makes an excellent point as to where reality TV might be heading.

April 17, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

A movie that oozes its contempt for Reality TV from every imaginable pore. So obviously I had a ball with it.

April 6, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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