Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel Reviews

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Elias Savada
Film Threat
July 11, 2015
First time feature director Alex Stapleton does an admirable job educating her viewers on the man who seemingly launched a thousand faces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 12, 2014
Surprisingly, there's a very sour tone to "Corman's World" that undercuts a lot of the attempts to look back at Roger Corman's films with a laugh and a nostalgic gleam.
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
May 4, 2012
[I]f it doesn't offer anything new to our understanding of Corman, as filmmaker, producer, or person, it nicely encapsulates his legacy...
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 25, 2012
At one point in this joyful documentary, Jack Nicholson discusses the countless cheapies produced by Roger Corman and cracks, "By mistake, he actually made a good picture every once in a while."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
April 18, 2012
Along the way this documentary interviews the likes of Nicholson, Ron Howard and (of course) Corman himself. Add some scarce footage and you've got a winner that is sure to please die-hard fans as well as newbies.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 30, 2012
Almost any documentary on Roger Corman would be fascinating, and Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, directed by Alex Stapleton, is certainly that.
Josh Bell
March 26, 2012
Entertaining and informative, whetting the appetite for a more in-depth exploration of Corman's body of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 15, 2012
Like many of the 400-odd movies Roger Corman has produced and/or directed, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel has a title that sizzles over content that merely simmers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
February 29, 2012
A well-earned and affectionate spotlight on a man who, let's face it, is one of the most impressive film producers who ever lived.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]
February 23, 2012
Great clips and interviews with, among others including Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro and William Shatner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies
February 21, 2012
None of it gets us anywhere truly close to the beating heart of an essentially retiring figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
February 19, 2012
It records the ingenuity, daring and innovation that went into his productions and drove him to create his own studio and distribution company and to take his career into his own hands.
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
February 17, 2012
A frustrating documentary about a frustrating man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
February 16, 2012
A movie buff's delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
February 16, 2012
A supremely watchable documentary-tribute to the exploitation king Roger Corman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
February 15, 2012
A comprehensive look at the extraordinary career of legendary writer-director-producer Roger Corman, told through the contributions of a dazzling array of talking heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
February 14, 2012
The results are solid and educative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 13, 2012
Stapleton's structure is fairly by-the-numbers, but with a subject as fascinating (and archival clips as entertaining) as this, the quality is onscreen as soon as you turn on the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
January 13, 2012
Alex Stapleton's lively, engrossing and enlightening documentary about a career that can be described as surprising on multiple counts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
December 22, 2011
Yes, it's all straight-forward, no muss filmmaking, but Roger Corman wouldn't want it any other way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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