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Uneven media satire on how far TV will go to secure ratings. Unfortunately it's neither as funny or as sharp as it hopes to be. Read critic reviews

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Documentarian Rex (David Krumholtz) follows ruthless reality television producer Katy Courbet (Eva Mendes), a woman who will stop at nothing to revive the American Broadcasting Network's failing ratings -- and forward her own career. To the dismay of the government, Courbet approves a reality show that will become network television's first foray into snuff. In the first episode, contestants engage in a deadly game of Russian roulette for the chance at a multi-million-dollar cash prize.

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Critic Reviews for Live!

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (9)

  • There is a big problem in believing any of it, but a certain amount of fun watching television's more ghastly denizens wonder whether murder will improve the ratings. It does.

    September 19, 2008 | Rating: 2/5
  • Triumphs, humiliation, barmy monologues and temper tantrums - reality television is scarcely in need of parodying. Certainly not from a preachy film like this.

    September 19, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Bill Guttentag's film is one of those shrill and cheery conspiracies on the wilder side of probability. But the black comedy has an infectious pace, and screwy logic.

    September 19, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's hard to distinguish between the cynical indifference of the characters and the arrogant nihilism of the film itself.

    September 19, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
  • Smart, incisive, but not as sharp as it should have been. With a subject this ripe for evisceration, it's a pity to let it off with flesh wounds.

    September 19, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • So spake that prescient philosopher Julie Brown: "Just be vague, there's nothing to it."

    July 16, 2007 | Full Review…

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  • Apr 23, 2009
    what tv will do to get ratings, a simple story of eva mendes getting a russian roulette show on the air, and how they go about it, average, not as clever as it wants to be
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  • Aug 17, 2008
    [size=5][color=red][b][size=5][color=red][b]Live! (2007)[/b][/color] [/size] [size=3][img]http://sg.yimg.com/movies/2005/photos/main/216129.jpg[/img] [/size] [size=3] [/size] [color=darkred][b][i][size=2]U svetu zabave gde su "reality" emisije sve popularnije evo i originalne ideje... [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2][img]http://www.blackfilm.com/i3/movies/l/live/004_l.jpg[/img] [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2]Predsednica ABN network TV kompanije Katy Courbet (Eva Mendes) i reziser dokumentaraca Rex (David Krumholtz) resavaju da stvore najrealisticniju emisiju ikada zamisljenu: RUSKI RULET! Sest takmicara se takmici u klasicnom ruskom ruketu s time sto onaj koji se ubije NE DOBIJA NISTA dok preziveli svi dobijaju po 5 miliona dolara! [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2][img]http://www.blackfilm.com/i3/movies/l/live/003_l.jpg[/img] [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2]Moral!? Koliko vredi zivot!? Sta je najvaznije u zivotu!? Mozda je vreme da se upitate sve to pre gledanja filma... [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2]Nista posebno... ali pogledajte... ako vam je dosadno... Reziser Bill Guttentag je inace oskarovac, ali za dokumentarne filmove - preporucio bih mu da ih se i dalje drzi! [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2][img]http://www.blackfilm.com/i3/movies/l/live/002_l.jpg[/img] [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2]Ocena je od mene 5/10. [/size][/i] [i][size=2][/size][/i][/b][/color] [i][size=2][/size][/i][/b][/color][/size]
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