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Finders Keepers (2015)

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Critic Consensus: As bizarrely hilarious as it is insightful, Finders Keepers is a stranger-than-fiction gem of a documentary that transcends its oddball trappings.

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Recovering addict and amputee John Wood finds himself in a stranger-than-fiction battle to reclaim his mummified leg from Southern entrepreneur Shannon Whisnant, who found it in a grill he bought at an auction and believes it to therefore be his rightful property.

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Critic Reviews for Finders Keepers

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (14)

It's a richer portrait than we might expect in an abysmal era of reality TV.

December 21, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's a complex portrait of class conflict, sad family legacies, and the dangerous allure of the spotlight.

December 21, 2015 | Full Review…
AV Club
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Filmmakers Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel, over the film's quick 84 minutes, find some humanity and pathos in the story, which eventually takes an unexpectedly heartwarming turn.

October 8, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
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If you're in the mood for a tragicomic documentary, the startlingly original "Finders Keepers" fills the bill.

October 1, 2015 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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What starts out as a freak show ends up a poignant tale of tragedy, redemption, and the boon of taxidermy.

October 1, 2015 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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Finders Keepers sees the tragedy in Whisnant's egomania. As he agrees to a tacky reality show, we realize he's peddling something more valuable than a leg - he's selling his soul.

October 1, 2015 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Finders Keepers

A strange tale about two individuals from the fringes of society who debate ownership over a severed leg. The two are so unbelievable that they just breathe life into one of the strangest documentaries that I have come across.

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