Addicted To Fame Reviews

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
November 30, 2012
"Addicted" proves a strangely sad yet wildly compelling cautionary tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
November 30, 2012
The pitfalls of not knowing the difference between "notoriety" and "fame" were never clearer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
November 29, 2012
Entertaining if ultimately depressing.
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
December 30, 2012
So how much are attention addicts Giancola and Anna Nicole Smith alike as they weirdly bond away in his movie? Giancola was shrewd enough to foolproof his film with deliberate self-parody, while Smith succumbed to her own self-dehumanization.
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
December 7, 2012
Addicted to Fame is like a feature-length whine disguised as a documentary.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 29, 2012
A valuable reflection of contemporary celebrity culture - simply because it shows us how low we've fallen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
November 29, 2012
Behind-the-scenes look at Anna Nicole Smith's swan song is barely more competent than the exploitation flick it examines.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
November 29, 2012
Judging by the film's alternately self-pitying, self-aggrandizing, and bitter tone, the schlock director is afflicted with a bizarre lack of self-consciousness to rival Smith's own impregnable wall of self-delusion.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
November 28, 2012
[A] hapless, clueless, necrophiliac documentary ...
Full Review | Original Score: D
Nick McCarthy
Slant Magazine
November 28, 2012
The cinematic equivalent of staging a disaster and then bitching about the mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
November 27, 2012
Cheap-o, disingenuous ...
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