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Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie Reviews

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June 4, 2013
Inflammatory talk-show host Morton Downey Jr. sparked, delighted, and quickly faded like a firecracker--not unlike the erratic, quick-fire presentation of his persona in the doc.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 12, 2013
Assorted celebrities and Downey's producers offer some insights, but the movie dwells too long on a group of worshipful former audience members.
June 6, 2013
Ironically for a movie about the ratings value of shock, Évocateur suffers from its own lack of red meat.
Read More | Original Score: C
June 4, 2013
The story is a fascinating, hilarious one, well told.
August 20, 2015
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 9, 2013
A riveting biopic about a rich kid-turned-rabid bully and pathological liar desperate enough for the limelight to sell his soul to the devil.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 18, 2013
Evocateur is an excellent effort that tries to make sense of a complicated person. It's both highly complimentary and critical, the kind of balanced overview Downey rarely gave those who came under this show business spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 6, 2013
[A] punchy, enjoyably slanted chronicle of the troubled man, his times and his mission ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2013
A frank and worthy look at the trashy demagogue who ruled the airwaves in a spectacular, and spectacularly brief, two-year run.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 27, 2013
Chronicles the clamorous rise and fall of its mouthy subject in an engaging and entertaining fashion that also rather purposefully induces a certain queasiness.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 21, 2013
The portrait of the controversial media figure, a love him or hate him type, is good enough to give us a somewhat fair portrait, considering the three directors were once fanboys.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 6, 2013
Downey more or less vanished as quickly as he'd appeared. And yet, as anyone with a television knows, his legacy lives on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2013
Is it flattering? No. Would he object? Not if it got him a little more ink. Because baby, it's all show biz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2013
The Mouth's dubious legacy and his many off-camera complications are examined with a coarse affection of which he himself would surely approve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2015
Evocateur offers so much more, some of it compelling, some of it disturbing and some of it revelatory
June 7, 2013
What remains of its subject ... is the melancholy image of a onetime poet and liberal who longed to sing but in the end could only talk.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 7, 2013
It's crude, funny, hard to look away from, and mercifully short-just like Morton Downey Jr.'s moment in the sun.
August 30, 2013
Évocateur is never less than watchable. At the same time, you have to wonder who's going to watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 20, 2015
There's no revisionist lionizing here, but plenty of perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 7, 2013
Despite the shrieking Valkyries on the soundtrack, Évocateur is as fair a portrayal as the weak-chinned warrior will get -- and fairer than he deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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