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The Aristocrats (2005)

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Critic Consensus: Can a joke stand up to repeated tellings? Hilarious and revealing of the way comedy works, The Aristocrats demonstrates that it's possible.

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Comedy veterans and co-creators Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza capitalize on their insider status and invite over 100 of their closest friends -- who happen to be some of the biggest names in entertainment, from George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Cary to Gilbert Gottfried, Bob Saget, Paul Reiser and Sarah Silverman -- to reminisce, analyze, deconstruct and deliver their own versions of world's dirtiest joke, an old burlesque, too extreme to be performed in public, called 'The Aristocrats.'

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Critic Reviews for The Aristocrats

All Critics (149) | Top Critics (44)

The first feel-good movie made out of fecal matter.

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
Newsweek
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This all-star open-mike night loses its luster before its own loud laughter dies down.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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... The Aristocrats proves that sometimes you don't have to be a great filmmaker to make a great documentary.

December 9, 2005
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Within a single joke, The Aristocrats unlocks an entire universe of comedy.

Full Review… | September 26, 2005
AV Club
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What the film really reveals is the role of the comedian in society and the craftsmanship of joke-writing and joke delivery.

Full Review… | September 2, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
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Let me reiterate. This movie is really, really dirty.

August 25, 2005
Arizona Republic
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Audience Reviews for The Aristocrats

½

Unspeakably foul. But oh-so-hilarious.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Really funny. A story about a old joke with black humor.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

No Nudity No Violence Unspeakable Obscenity, 100 Comedians but one Very Dirty Joke

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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