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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
August 4, 2002
Maybe it's the star power of the cast or the redundant messages, but something aboul "Full Frontal" seems, well, contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
October 4, 2002
Little more than a Dogme 95 film with Julia Roberts looking like a baboon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 2, 2002
A film so amateurish that only the professionalism of some of the actors makes it watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 1, 2002
Even those who are used to art house films will likely be underwhelmed by the bareness of Full Frontal's menu.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 25, 2002
The whole movie is a riff on movie reality and unreality. Nothing is truly new here, though.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 5, 2002
Full Frontal is like the 'Special Features' disc of the DVD without the original movie.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 1, 2002
My feeling about Full Frontal is that I would rather have been told about it than seen it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: D
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
July 29, 2002
This was so dreadful I prayed my fellow critics would start talking through the screening.
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Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
August 4, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
August 11, 2002
If Soderbergh wanted to expose the business up close and personal with the sincere simplicity of a mere camera lens, then couldn't he have accomplished this feat without the sledgehammer direction of a labored and obvious spoof?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 1, 2002
The cast feels adrift in a sea of improvisation, while the camera pretends an intimacy that is only fitfully rewarded with anything resembling sincerity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
August 3, 2002
Even Steven Soderberg describes this as a sketch, an experiment, an exercise, so when one character sighs, "I want this day to be over," I found myself nodding in agreement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
August 4, 2002
It's as difficult to imagine someone who will find nothing to like in Full Frontal as it is to conceive of someone who can embrace everything it offers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
September 3, 2002
Soderbergh should be ashamed of himself for trying to pass this off as entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 18, 2003
Somewhere under the layers of pretentiousness and in-jokes and cleverness and reflexivity and artsiness and talk, there is probably a film lurking. I didn't find it.
| Original Score: 4/10
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
July 30, 2002
Unlike Magnolia or Mulholland Drive, it doesn't offer an audience much incentive to tease out its ambiguities.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 1, 2002
A weird little movie that's amusing enough while you watch it, offering fine acting moments and pungent insights into modern L.A.'s show-biz and media subcultures. But it doesn't leave you with much.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
August 1, 2002
If Soderbergh's name weren't attached to this project, I'd swear it was by some recent film-school grad who hadn't progressed beyond Navel Gazing 101.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
August 1, 2002
Several of Steven Soderbergh's earlier films were hailed as the works of an artist. Sadly, Full Frontal plays like the work of a dilettante.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
August 6, 2008
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 18, 2002
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
May 13, 2003
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Robert Fulford
National Post
August 16, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
August 2, 2002
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
Amy Taubin
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
May 19, 2004
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Arizona Republic
August 2, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 2, 2002

Boston Phoenix
August 10, 2002

The Straits Times (Singapore)
March 1, 2003

London Evening Standard
June 12, 2003

Guardian
July 8, 2003

Empire Magazine
November 30, 2003
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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