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Tales From the Script Reviews

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Ian Buckwalter
NPR
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One suspects that writers in Tales from the Script might have more to say about the art and the joy of creating, but Hanson seems less interested in their craft, spending much of the film allowing the writers to vent about the industry.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 5.8/10

July 4, 2010
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Serves more as practical discouragement, working off the idea that would-be writers are mostly deluded and starry-eyed, and what this movie can do is hammer in the reality.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews | Original Score: 6/10

April 24, 2010
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

A cultured curio that offers up an unblinking look at the delicate balancing act between art and commerce that is screenwriting, and moviemaking in general.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 18, 2010
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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Manages to be fun and informative without tipping too far into the dark side; it favors war stories over horror stories.

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

March 18, 2010
Jules Brenner
Filmcritic.com

an inside perspective of what the big talents on the pedestal of major filmmaking success talk (and bitch) about.

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

March 18, 2010
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Amusingly blunt.

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

March 16, 2010
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

[It] isn't shocking or surprising, but often amusing, honest and filled with interesting kernels of confessions from a wide range of lively screenwriters.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 6.85/10

March 14, 2010
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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In Peter Hanson's dishy documentary Tales From the Script, 46 screenwriters gab agreeably about the tribulations of their profession.

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

March 12, 2010
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

Tales from the Script, which is an awful title that no decent screenwriter would ever choose, is a documentary that features nearly 50 of the film industry's most notable screenwriters talking about their craft and the business it serves.

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

March 12, 2010
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Essential viewing for any would-be or struggling screenwriters--all screenwriters struggle--Peter Hanson's uninvitingly titled documentary is a pretty straightforward affair. That's not a bad thing.

| Original Score: B

March 12, 2010
Kam Williams
Sly Fox

No wonder they call screenwriters egomaniacs with low-self esteem.

Full Review Source: Sly Fox | Original Score: 4/4

March 12, 2010
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Bulletin from Hollywood: Screenwriters are anxious and whiny.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

March 12, 2010
Christopher Campbell
Cinematical

I implore any prospective or fledgling screenwriters out there to see the new documentary Tales from the Script.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 11, 2010
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

If you have any interest whatsoever in writing a screenplay or trying to get a gig writing in Hollywood, this is a must-see film and a great companion to the book.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 8/10

March 10, 2010
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

This behind-the-scenes look at the art and commerce of Hollywood screenwriting is filled with memorable yarns.

Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic | Original Score: 3/4

March 10, 2010
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Tales is all medium-shot chatter clumped together under cutesy chapter heads and scored to chirpily repetitive Muzak.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

March 10, 2010
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
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One of Tales' strongest points is made accidentally: Its huge cast of interviewees consists of one Asian speaker, one Latino, three African-Americans, and five women - one of whom pulls double-duty as a woman of color.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 9, 2010
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

A flimsy opportunity to rubberneck at the misfortune of a profession where the summit of aspiration is "getting lied to by a higher caliber of person."

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

March 9, 2010
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Interesting if not profound doc that wrangles many of the usual suspects who have played the Hollywood screenwriting game and often triumphed. Breezy fun for film buffs and aspiring writers eyeing that studio brass ring.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 4, 2010
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

A must see for anyone with a script or an intention to write one. It's also likely inspiring, in a tough love sort of way, for anyone with any kind of ambition. I enjoyed it.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 20, 2010
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