Fuck (F*ck) (2005)

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

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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.
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NR
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Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Fuck (F*ck)

All Critics (72) | 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 11, 2009
Time Out
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No excerpt available.

February 6, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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Anderson's glib approach is to the movie's advantage, allowing anything profound to seem unexpected.

Full Review… | December 8, 2006
Boston Globe
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But in the end, F*CK is at most a compendium of opinions and examples, and never feels like a story.

December 1, 2006
Globe and Mail
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But F*** gives short shrift to a question that many moviegoers may well ponder: How, exactly, has this word become a substitute for wit, or, in many movies, for dialogue?

Full Review… | December 1, 2006
Seattle Times
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If anything, the most vivid impression created by the movie is how much fun the word's use can potentially be and how its power is inevitably emboldened in direct proportion to the forces of decency lined up against it.

Full Review… | December 1, 2006
Toronto Star
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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

Super Reviewer

Fuck me, Motherfuckers!!

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

½

Haha

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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