Fuck (F*ck) (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Fuck (F*ck) (2005)



Critic Consensus: A documentary that sets out to explore a lingual taboo but can't escape its own naughty posturing.

Movie Info

The Queen Mother of all dirty words (as it was once described by Jean Shepherd) is examined through all its linguistic, sociological, legal, and ethical implications in this documentary. Filmmaker Steven Anderson interviews dozens of people about the history and function of "the F word," including language historians who have a hard time nailing down its origin, writers (including Hunter S. Thompson and Ben Bradlee) who talk about its role in literature and press freedom, comedians (among them Drew Carey, Janeane Garofalo, and Billy Connolly) who ponder its frequent presence in hipster humor, pop musicians (such as Ice-T, Pat Boone, and Alanis Morissette) who offer their theories about its role in contemporary culture, and social critics (including Michael Medved and Dennis Prager) who believe its currency is taking America into a dangerous place. F*ck also includes footage of famous figures caught using the word unexpectedly and animated sequences by Bill Plympton.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Feb 13, 2007
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Critic Reviews for Fuck (F*ck)

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (25)

The insight-neutral scrag ends of what feels like ten decent documentaries on censorship, semantics, social policy and broadcasting coalesce in this painfully self-satisfied and poorly made 'shock-doc'.

Full Review… | February 12, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

Anderson's glib approach is to the movie's advantage, allowing anything profound to seem unexpected.

Full Review… | December 8, 2006
Boston Globe
Top Critic

But in the end, F*CK is at most a compendium of opinions and examples, and never feels like a story.

Full Review… | December 1, 2006
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

As Lenny Bruce famously pointed out, fuck is an important word because, "if you can't say fuck, you can't say fuck the government."

Full Review… | April 24, 2009

As well as being humdrum, this is past its sell-by date: the film is a product of the Bush years, with the liberals making all the old complaints about Dubya's encouragement of cultural puritanism.

Full Review… | February 19, 2009
Sunday Times (UK)

Smug, shallow, repetitive, unilluminating and rarely funny.

Full Review… | February 19, 2009
Observer (UK)

Audience Reviews for Fuck (F*ck)

Funny and controversial documentary, that investigate taboos in society about the word FUCK. Just like The Aristocrats, F*uck, is a entertaining film. Problem: the absence of answers and research. In this way, the documentary don't looks what really is the point, what the reason of the motion picture? Even Steve Anderson know. At least it's a fun trip.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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Fuck me, Motherfuckers!!

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