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Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel Reviews

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
December 15, 2011
It's the typical, from-the-archives, scrapbook approach that makes Corman's World the safe bet that it is.
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
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
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.
Mark Deming
TV Guide
December 13, 2011
Corman's World sometimes plays more like a celebrity roast in which Corman's friends tell funny stories about him for 90 minutes with a lot of film clips thrown in, but those stories are often hilarious and enlightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kenji Fujishima
Slant Magazine
December 22, 2011
As far as hagiographies go, Corman's World is breezy and entertaining enough to be absorbing, especially for the uninitiated.
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
Heather Wixson
Dread Central
January 4, 2012
You'll be hard pressed to find a more intelligent, entertaining, thought-provoking and inspiring documentary this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Josh Bell
March 26, 2012
Entertaining and informative, whetting the appetite for a more in-depth exploration of Corman's body of work.
| Original Score: 3/5
Devin Faraci
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.
Drew McWeeny
December 22, 2011
Corman's World is both a pleasure and an energetic primer on the man's work.
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
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
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
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
February 14, 2012
The results are solid and educative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jennifer Merin
December 12, 2011
This A-list documentary shines a glowing spotlight on the career achievements of Hollywood's B-movie mogul. Very entertaining, indeed!
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Cole Smithey
October 12, 2011
One of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema gets his due in a comprehensive love-letter documentary that celebrates Roger Corman's illustrious film career from top to bottom and inside-out.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
February 16, 2012
A movie buff's delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Geoff Berkshire
December 15, 2011
Goes down easy enough and gets significant mileage from the high wattage interviewees.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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Eric Kohn
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+
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