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Best Worst Movie Reviews

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April 23, 2010
Behind every unique subculture is a great story, but not each of these stories is deserving of its own feature length documentary.
| Original Score: C
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 12, 2010
A warm, jovial and decidedly uncritical look at both [Troll 2] and its rabid fans.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
May 11, 2010
Stephenson's self-exemption from his film's scrutiny feels craven, especially when he visits screen-mother Margo Prey to ogle her infirm mother and kitten-themed décor.
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Sam Adams
May 14, 2010
You might assume "Troll 2" aficionados are sarcasm-drenched hipsters, but "Best Worst Movie" argues that their appreciation is far less convoluted.
| Original Score: B+
Perri Nemiroff
August 13, 2010
Delivers a well-rounded look at a remarkable turn of events without ever overdramatizing the actors' despair or over glamorizing their fame.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 29, 2010
This curiously touching doc has a bittersweet ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
William Goss
December 17, 2009
The odds of making a film like Troll 2 are fairly small, of having people quite like that film even smaller, and of having it bring people together just enough to matter.
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
July 7, 2010
Stephenson acknowledges that, from the cast's perspective at least, this is not a story about delayed success but about disappointment and dashed hopes.
| Original Score: 3/5
Drew McWeeny
November 6, 2009
'Best Worst Movie' is as much about our reasons for loving movies as 'Cinema Paradiso' was.
Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
A fantastic deconstruction of how a bad film actually earn its "cult fave" status.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 23, 2010
It made me want to see Troll 2.
| Original Score: 3/4
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
November 15, 2009
The debacle that was Troll 2 has given birth to Best Worst Movie, easily the most enjoyable documentary you'll see all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
November 12, 2010
What about old-school cult favorite "Manos: The Hands of Fate" ... Does Armond White have to step in with a Fresh review to get the ball rolling?
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Eric D. Snider
September 12, 2009
A riotously funny look back at the behind-the-scenes madness of "Troll 2," and at the unlikely success it has had in recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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May 14, 2010
For a while, the dentist and the documentarian revel in the celebrity-ness of it all %u2014 a glow that fades as they delve a little deeper.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
May 9, 2010
Best Worst Movie is the populist doc to beat this year, following in the footsteps of last year's Anvil! The Story of Anvil and summarily outdistancing that self-serving and unchallenging crowd-pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
April 22, 2010
For anyone who's wanted to know how Troll 2 came to be and how the torment of its awfulness has hounded the cast and crew for two decades, "Best Worst Movie" is your documentary Xanadu.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 3, 2010
A tribute to human endurance: most of the people we spend time with ended up somewhere far different than they wanted to, but most of them are pretty content, and none of them have given up.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jennifer Merin
November 14, 2010
All about the shooting and rise to cult status of Troll 2, deemed the Best Worst Movie of all time, this doc is entertaining whether you're a Troll 2-ite or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Geoff Berkshire
May 13, 2010
Being the best of the worst can be its own reward, if you're willing to accept it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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