Auto Focus Reviews

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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.
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
July 14, 2007
April 28, 2004
Sempre fascinante, o filme traz Greg Kinnear e Willem Dafoe em performances absolutamente impecveis.
October 19, 2003
Another probing case history of male pathology from one of the most consistently interesting American film-makers alive.
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.
June 26, 2003
Schrader weaves American sexual mores, advances in video technology, dangerous impulses and awareness of self into one compelling thread. The movie has a precise vision - funny, sad and profound all at once.
May 16, 2003
April 21, 2003
April 7, 2003
It's a compelling watch, but moves no further than being an exploratory film about Crane's demise due to his sex addiction.
April 2, 2003
This is not a masterpiece; Schrader wrote a better film about career disintegration and the pathetic sexual lives of insecure men, and that film was "Raging Bull". But the movie is powerful.
March 21, 2003
Even if you've never watched an episode of Hogan's Heroes, Auto Focus is worth a spin in your DVD player.
March 8, 2003
March 4, 2003
An exemplary Schrader work, a painfully funny and misanthropic treatise on American masculinity and its sexualised image.
February 18, 2003
Kinnear delivers an excellent performance and the delirious imagery lingers for months.
December 2, 2002
Along with director Paul Schrader ... Kinnear turns what could have been an exploitative, big-screen True Hollywood Story into a fascinating and compassionate portrait of an addictive personality.
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