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Writer, director, reporter, soldier, lover, father and lifelong outsider: the title of this warm doc about the legendary Samuel Fuller pretty much sums it up.
A loving and illuminating documentary about an American original, Samuel Fuller.
This affectionate documentary by his daughter, Samantha, distinguishes itself from most such endeavors by minimizing the usual clip-illustrated filmography to focus largely on his formative experiences.
A loving tribute for those well versed in the Fuller canon, the doc may prove less revelatory than entertaining for neophytes.
It's a proud film but average.
A Fuller Life is too small and too celebratory to contain analysis -- and the unpretentious Fuller would have thanked God for that, whatever he might have said to himself. Nonetheless, it's a solid primer about a remarkable man's journey.
If [Samantha Fuller's] film inspires more people to seek out Fuller's work, however, that will be more than enough.
If you are already a fan of Samuel Fuller's uncompromising pulp cinema, you'll be delighted by this new documentary tour covering the life and career of the director,writer, and producer.
Cinephiles and history (especially WWII) enthusiasts will find a lot to like in the film. Fans of Fuller (we are legion) will have their appetites lightly whetted.
Built around readings of Fuller's writing by the likes of Mark Hamill, Bill Duke, William Friedkin, and Joe Dante, this documentary from Samantha Fuller tells the story of her father's life in his own words.
A creative and rousing adaptation of Samuel Fuller's superlative autobiography, made by his daughter.
A clumsily constructed documentary that compounds its cockeyed chronology by devoting too little time to the movies on which Fuller's reputation rests.
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