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Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel Reviews

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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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
February 14, 2012
The results are solid and educative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
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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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.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
December 15, 2011
It's an exuberant valentine to a man with the uptight exterior of a junior bank president and the incorrigible soul of a carnie as well as a tribute to getting art, or at least entertainment, made by any means necessary...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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David Fear
Time Out
December 13, 2011
The subject's legacy, rather than his currency, is the real story here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 26, 2011
A delightful tribute.