Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Reviews

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May 29, 2020
Electric Boogaloo is a great in-depth look at one of the strangest studios that was not only churning out films, but filling video store shelves, with a brand of insanity or madness that has yet to be seen since.
May 10, 2019
This is a thorough and respectful documentary - Cannon Films undeniably taught Hollywood a lesson through bad example, but whether they were ahead of their time or shysters is left open.
April 5, 2019
While the documentary's scattershot approach makes it less examination, more vivid highlight reel, there is no denying Electric Boogaloo's abiding fodness for its subject matter.
November 13, 2018
It isn't a bad thing Hartley's main concern is with having a good time, but there seems to be less attention to detail when it comes to the overall structure.
October 16, 2017
Wild though the film often is, a truly revelatory history of the studio and its legacy remains untold.
May 28, 2016
It is, as per usual for Hartley, a giddy, lightning-paced celebration of cheerfully terrible movies.
March 2, 2016
Directed with tremendous energy for much of its first half, as Cannon starts to wear out is welcome, so does this documentary.
February 24, 2016
Clip shows like this are always fun for die-hard movie buffs (including critics), especially in a case like this, when the clips are much more potent than the completed films.
February 12, 2016
[Mark] Hartley may be irreverent in his approach, but it's clear that he loves this stuff. Electric Boogaloo (which gets its name from one of Cannon's own films) shares that love with the rest of us.
October 3, 2015
As he did with his previous documentary Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (which made my 10 Best list for 2009), director Mark Hartley compiles ample film clips to help tell the saga.
September 16, 2015
The documentary assembles a riveting barrage of anecdotes from assorted colleagues to convey the glory, chaos and legacy of Cannon Films.
June 11, 2015
[Director Mark Hartley] has assembled a lively collection of clips and interviews that gives the Cannon story definition and shape, without stinting on the gratuitous anecdotes.
June 7, 2015
Offers a cornucopia of spectacularly trashy clips that will leave you laughing, screaming and squirming - sometimes all at once.
June 5, 2015
It's a hilarious, couldn't-make-it-up journey into one of film's strangest chapters.
June 4, 2015
[A] riotous, flavourful documentary.
June 4, 2015
A must-see for cinephiles.
June 4, 2015
What it does offer are some wildly colourful, jaw-dropping anecdotes from their friends and collaborators about their working methods.
June 4, 2015
Fortunately, in the hands of the documentary film-maker Mark Hartley, the result is a romp through the insalubrious depths of the straight-to-video bin of your local 1980s video rental establishment.
June 4, 2015
Well, there's a bizarre fascination to it all.
June 4, 2015
Kudos has to be given to Hartley for lifting the lid on a host of bad practices and making an honest documentary that could so easily have been turned into a juvenile exercise in macho backslapping.
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