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American Grindhouse Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
August 4, 2011
Traces the history, excesses, and glory of unsavory cinema, providing a magnificent education in the process, communicating the nuances and traditions of a brand often disregarded as forgettable schlock.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 21, 2011
Highly recommended viewing not only for grindhouse fans but for anyone with an interest in film history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Zingale
February 10, 2011
American Grindhouse is a little vanilla in its presentation, but it's a pretty fascinating story nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mike Hale
New York Times
February 4, 2011
In its academic approach, American Grindhouse is like sex ed: the lecture gets tedious, but it's worth sitting through for the pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
February 4, 2011
Entertaining and knowledgeable history of American exploitation movies.
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
February 1, 2011
Nitpicky enough to please film-history nerds but lively in a way that should tickle the merely curious.
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
February 7, 2011
American Grindhouse seems to miss the irony of what the recent proliferation of faux-exploitation films actually partially represents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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