Auto Focus Reviews

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February 4, 2020
For all its tantalizing forays into the narcotic, head-swimming loss of self and perspective in addiction, Auto Focus never quite extends its sympathy to its characters or convinces us that they are real people.
March 12, 2018
The movie's themes are aptly captured in the double entendre of the title, suggesting both Crane's narcissism and the video technology that abets it...a lot of Auto Focus is coolly funny--it's a slyly satiric comedy of '60s manners.
January 4, 2018
The film isn't the least bit erotic, or prurient - or even interesting.
June 29, 2013
What makes the material work so well here is the perception that both writer and director choose to execute with its protagonist, which is not to provide overlying sympathy for him or his choices.
July 25, 2012
April 29, 2009
Ultimately one-dimensional and superficial look into the life of Bob Crane...
January 2, 2009
A repetitive and disappointingly shallow look at what is in fact an intriguing Hollywood mystery.
August 7, 2008
September 20, 2007
Out of focus.
July 14, 2007
October 7, 2004
April 28, 2004
Sempre fascinante, o filme traz Greg Kinnear e Willem Dafoe em performances absolutamente impecveis.
March 4, 2004
See it for Kinnear's performance, see it for a supreme depiction of the time, but don't go in expecting Citizen Kane. More like Deep Throat.
October 19, 2003
Another probing case history of male pathology from one of the most consistently interesting American film-makers alive.
October 15, 2003
Given its lurid subject matter, the film is astoundingly bland.
September 6, 2003
Crane's story is a modern Hollywood tragedy, and Schrader and Kinnear treat it with the utmost respect, creating a film that is both touching and bittersweet.
July 29, 2003
..interesting for the way it reveals what the advent of the videotape in the '70s has done to all of us. Like the Internet in the '90s, it has helped make what's private public - for better or worse.
July 7, 2003
July 1, 2003
Auto Focus is a tense and gripping film, filled with surprises and overt contradictions of the human condition. It's also a terrifying look at a man who loses his sense of himself and is caught in his own net of deceit as he self destructs.
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