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This Film is Not Yet Rated Reviews


Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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May 12, 2007
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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A movie that is at once eye-opening and hilarious.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

January 19, 2007
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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a head-spinning mystery, a brisk history of motion picture censorship in the U.S. and entertaining, often hilarious, visual proof of Hollywood's hypocrisy in his latest film.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

January 19, 2007
David Germain
Associated Press
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It makes a good case for some all-American free enterprise to come up with an alternative.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

December 27, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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...A ringing indictment of a system that's not just broken. It's rigged and needs replacing.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

December 15, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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You can tell that Dick, whose previous documentary Derrida showed that he had serious chops, is having fun with this one. And a good part of the fun involves providing entertaining educational highlights for the public.

| Original Score: B

November 10, 2006
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Winds up feeling shallow, padded and unrevealing.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 10, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Although a couple of the film's conclusions are as arbitrary and questionable as decisions by the board, This Film Is Not Yet Rated should be an eye-opener.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

September 29, 2006
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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This Film Is Not Yet Rated may be a mischievous, slanted and even angry piece of work, but it articulates a rage that filmmakers and film consumers have felt for years.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

September 28, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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[Dick's] recordings and reenactments of his skirmishes with the MPAA's executives and lawyers make the association look like a fatuous kangaroo court that rules by fiat rather than reason.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Persuasively argues that the board is ineffective and crippled by conflicts of interest.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 22, 2006
Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
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For a film with this much argument in it, This Film is remarkably entertaining.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 15, 2006
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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Extremely amusing and as close a look as you're likely to get at the mysterious workings of this self-appointed regulatory agency.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 15, 2006
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Thumbing one's nose at prudes can be fun, but it can also be childish and ultimately patronizing.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 2/4

September 15, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Dick doesn't exactly blow the lid off the organization, but he lifts it enough to see what an outrageously flawed outfit we're dealing with.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

September 15, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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At its best, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Kirby Dick's hugely entertaining catalog of MPAA follies, inventories the inconsistencies of the institution that has rated films for 40 years.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 14, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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It's fun for a while. Then you realize all this Michael Moore-ish folderol is weakening the movie's strongest arguments.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 14, 2006
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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The same story in print would move more fleetly and makes its points more adroitly.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 14, 2006
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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... a jazzy jeremiad that dances around the whole dilemma of ratings.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

September 8, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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A flawed but also very funny and very welcome attack on the motion picture ratings board.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

September 5, 2006
Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
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The ABC's of G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 are a knotty business, one that the Oscar-nominated Kirby tries valiantly and amusingly to untangle.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

September 1, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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A fascinating look at the clandestine organization that passes judgment on a movie's acceptability to youthful moviegoers.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

September 1, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The gotcha journalism backfires; instead of looking like a crew of crusading reporters unmasking the powerful, it just looks like a couple of practical jokers invading people's privacy.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

September 1, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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While This Film Is Not Yet Rated does not suggest an alternative to the ratings board, it does expose this Tinseltown sham to some well-deserved public ridicule.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 1, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Fascinating, amusing and ultimately disturbing.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 1, 2006
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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An impassioned piece of activist filmmaking that's as persuasive and entertaining as it is disturbing.

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

September 1, 2006
Dana Stevens
Slate
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The movie is both clever and ruthless at exposing the ratings board's inconsistencies and hypocrisy.

Full Review Source: Slate

August 31, 2006
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Kirby Dick's feisty, intellectually engaging documentary tries to illuminate an aspect of moviemaking and moviegoing that is deliberately left in the dark.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

August 31, 2006
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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This is guerrilla advocacy journalism without apology. But as you watch such cheeky bravado at work, something deep within you wonders whatever became of such investigative fervor among more mainstream reporters.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 31, 2006
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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This Film Is Not Yet Rated's tone is breezy, its pace brisk, as Dick coasts us through interviews, most of them with fellow travelers in the free-speech movement, a few with those from the other side.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

August 31, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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The picture, deliciously, catches MPAA representatives in one lie after another, picking up on their backtracking and doublespeak about their motives and modes of operation.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

August 31, 2006
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Point made with wit and verve...

Full Review Source: Time Out

August 31, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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In a little more than 90 minutes, Dick explores the hypocrisy of the way the MPAA treats sex, nudity, violence, and profanity; provides insight into the arbitrary and secretive ratings process; and names names.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

August 30, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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A movie that might just shake up the world of movies.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

August 30, 2006
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Why we choose to watch the movies we watch is strictly personal, a matter of taste mediated by finance and geography. The nature of what we can watch is something else.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 29, 2006
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Like a Michael Moore broadside, it can't stop ducking and darting between dimly related topics, hoping that the sheer momentum of scorn will see it through.

August 21, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Kirby Dick's indispensable guerrilla attack on the film-ratings system.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

August 4, 2006
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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As outrageous, and sometimes outrage-inspiring, entertainment, This Film Is Not Yet Rated is a blast. As a fair-minded look at the MPAA, it's incomplete and rather off-balance.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 31, 2006
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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What will make many viewers uneasy, though, is Dick's central quest.

January 27, 2006
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