Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie 2013

Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

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In the late 1980s, controversial host Morton Downey Jr. rips apart the traditional talk-show format by turning civilized debate and discussion into aggressive and sometimes-violent confrontation.

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Critic Reviews for Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (3)

  • Evocateur offers so much more, some of it compelling, some of it disturbing and some of it revelatory

    August 20, 2015 | Full Review…
  • A new documentary on the late trash-talking TV host Morton Downey Jr. suggests he might have been putting one over on both the world and himself.

    August 20, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • There's no revisionist lionizing here, but plenty of perspective.

    August 20, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Ed Bark

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  • This sharp documentary tribute to Downey's bug-eyed, fulminating charisma - he was like a Nixon who'd let out his id - reveals the demons that drove him to fame, then dragged him down.

    October 2, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • The film does an excellent job of showing how hate-TV was molded in the image of snarling, chain-smoking, guest-berating Downey.

    October 2, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Assorted celebrities and Downey's producers offer some insights, but the movie dwells too long on a group of worshipful former audience members.

    September 12, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

  • Nov 25, 2013
    Son of a successful Irish tenor, Morton Downey, Jr. fails at music but briefly finds notoriety as the "father of trash television" when he reinvents himself an angry, chain-smoking talk show bully. 15 unpleasant minutes of fame are stretched to 90 minutes; the takeaway message is, Downey was a jerk.
    Greg S Super Reviewer

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