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December 22, 2011
Yes, it's all straight-forward, no muss filmmaking, but Roger Corman wouldn't want it any other way.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 22, 2011
Corman's World is both a pleasure and an energetic primer on the man's work.
December 22, 2011
Most of Roger Corman's movies are not good, but the stories behind them are fascinating. So Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel tells the Roger Corman story, in his words and, even better, in the words of his famous employees.
December 22, 2011
As far as hagiographies go, Corman's World is breezy and entertaining enough to be absorbing, especially for the uninitiated.
December 22, 2011
The movie delivers a compelling argument for appreciating the filmmaker as a major artist who's both largely responsible for many mainstream Hollywood cinema trends while somehow remaining superior to them.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 22, 2011
To fresh eyes, Corman's World may feel more like a meal; to the rest of us, it's merely a glance at the menu.
December 22, 2011
This bio-documentary about Roger Corman is a treat for buffs -- who might complain that the zillion clips are too few and short.
December 22, 2011
It's nice to see the greatest hits, and to listen to Corman's refined paternal baritone as he talks about his work.
December 22, 2011
Watching the legendarily cool Jack Nicholson literally CRYING about Roger Corman will put a lump in the throat of even the most jaded viewer.
December 19, 2011
The doc offers a well-rounded treatise on Corman's indelible influence, benefiting from a strong cast of talking head contributors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2011
The funniest thing about Corman -- it's a joke he's in on -- is the disparity between the movies he makes and the precise, polite, almost scholarly demeanor he projects.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 16, 2011
Vastly diverting documentary about cinema's foremost purveyor of commercial crap, sparked by colorful interviews and a certain element of surprise.
December 16, 2011
An excellent introduction to a director equally adept at following his own vision and nurturing those of others.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 16, 2011
A movie about Roger Corman should kind of look like a Roger Corman movie - fast and cheap and a little battered around the edges. And entertaining as hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2011
Though many fans don't know it, Corman's taste runs to foreign-language films, and in the '80s he produced work by Bergman, Fellini and Antonioni.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 15, 2011
A highly entertaining tribute to Roger Corman, one of Hollywood's most prolific, enduring and unconventionally influential film producers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 15, 2011
His films may have been disreputable, but the picture that emerges in this documentary is of a decent, loyal and sensible man who has spent his life making marvelous trash and sowing the seeds of art.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 15, 2011
The most poignant idea to emerge from Corman's World is that in fact neither man nor mogul can control quite everything, perhaps nothing less than his legacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 15, 2011
It's the typical, from-the-archives, scrapbook approach that makes Corman's World the safe bet that it is.
December 15, 2011
Goes down easy enough and gets significant mileage from the high wattage interviewees.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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