Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

2013

Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

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Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr. In the late '80s, Downey tore apart the traditional talk format by turning debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following, but also the title "Father of Trash Television." ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE dissects the mind and motivation of television's most notorious agitator. (c) Magnolia

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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

    Aug 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.

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

    Aug 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.

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

    Oct 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.

    Sep 12, 2013 | Full Review…

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  • 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.
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