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

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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.
June 1, 2015
There's no denying, however, that, like Cannon's films themselves, the end product is a wonderful, if perhaps slightly trashy, piece of fun.
June 1, 2015
Cannon's body will continue to be autopsied for years to come, but this film gives a wonderful once over and analysis of their most important works and personalities. For the cinephile, this is a must watch doc.
June 1, 2015
Electric Boogaloo is basically a celebration of chutzpah.
June 1, 2015
This is one documentary that's a must-see for anyone interested in film history, or seeing hope and enthusiasm triumph critical and financial success.
June 1, 2015
Entertaining (more so than most Cannon films), but also insightful about bizarre strands of 1980s film history.
June 1, 2015
Electric Boogaloo is required viewing for connoisseurs of trash cinema, even if none of the films included are anywhere near as good as it is.
June 1, 2015
This promising doc fails to capture the Cannon spirit
February 24, 2015
Electric Boogaloo is never dull, but it rarely feels like more than a lengthy clip reel, lacking Not Quite Hollywood's less broad contextual analysis.
February 19, 2015
Cannily approximates a channel-surfing quality with its propulsive alternation of clips and interviews.
November 4, 2014
their dogged pursuit of the bottom line & the lowest common denominator, combined with genuine cinephilia, artistic ambitions & a staggering lack of good taste, would engender delirious genre mashups alongside the odd, unexpected masterpiece.
October 17, 2014
An absolute must-see for trash cinema aficionados, although anyone with even a passing interest in film will enjoy what's on offer here.
October 16, 2014
Electric Boogaloo hits a sweet spot of film appreciation that makes it a must-see for cinephiles.
October 16, 2014
...an interesting yet supremely overstuffed little documentary.
October 12, 2014
It's impossible to watch Hartley's retrospective and not feel just a modicum of envy when presented with two blunderbuss chancers from Tel Aviv who wanted to make a movie featuring erotica in the trenches, or a blockbuster about arm wrestling, and did.
October 5, 2014
Yes, this documentary argues, they were crooks and hustlers, but they made amazing cheese and the occasional masterpiece...and you know you miss them.
September 29, 2014
at its most interesting not as a whistle-stop tour of Cannon's mostly lowest-common-denominator output, but rather as an examination of an industry in flux whose current marketing and methodology Cannon itself helped create, for better or for worse.
September 28, 2014
An enjoyable (if rather one-note) ride through one of Hollywood's more bizarre eras.
September 27, 2014
If such an award at [Toronto] existed, the one for the film with the goofiest moments would handily go to Mark Hartley's tell-all, anecdote-a-minute Electric Boogaloo.
September 22, 2014
Hartley's film is consistently entertaining, if somewhat one-note.
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