The Aristocrats

Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 149


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User Ratings: 86,998
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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 (45) | Fresh (118) | Rotten (31)

Audience Reviews for The Aristocrats

  • Aug 25, 2012
    Unspeakably foul. But oh-so-hilarious.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 24, 2011
    Interesting documentary, sickening but I love the blue comedy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • May 07, 2011
    Really funny. A story about a old joke with black humor.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2009
    No Nudity No Violence Unspeakable Obscenity, 100 Comedians but one Very Dirty Joke
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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