Full Frontal Reviews

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March 8, 2018
Soderbergh's playfully experimental spirit should be saluted, even if the end product looks like it was more fun to make than it is to watch.
May 12, 2003
August 11, 2002
Soderbergh is so busy trying to create his movie-within-a-movie -- and, in at least one instance, his movie-within- a-movie-within -a-movie -- that he botches the enclosing movie.
August 9, 2002
The best you can say about Full Frontal, an ensemble piece that flirts with ideas about illusion and reality, is that the movie qualifies as a failed experiment.
Top Critic
August 8, 2002
A boring, amateurish, incomprehensible and stupefyingly pretentious pile of swill.
August 8, 2002
Mr. Soderbergh's direction and visual style struck me as unusually and unimpressively fussy and pretentious.
August 5, 2002
Full Frontal is like the 'Special Features' disc of the DVD without the original movie.
August 3, 2002
When improv is done well, it sheds a unique light on the human condition. When it is done adequately, as it is in Full Frontal, it simply makes you long for a good script and pricey production values.
August 2, 2002
A movie whose ultimate point is precisely nothing.
August 2, 2002
Adds up to less than its admittedly entertaining parts.
August 2, 2002
See this movie for its humor and talented cast and you won't be disappointed.
August 2, 2002
Full Frontal is perhaps the ultimate expression in upscale slumming passing for indie art.
August 2, 2002
Those who enjoy experiment may be happy here -- director Steven Soderbergh, even at his most mystifying, is rarely dull, some of the performances are terrific, and the movie's likely to fuel some intriguing late-night debates. Watch your step, though.
August 2, 2002
Think of the picture as 107 entertaining minutes from a very smart director who has decided to come out and play.
August 2, 2002
It's not that the film's subject is too 'inside-baseball' to be understood by non-Hollywoodians. It's that there doesn't seem to be much point to the whole thing, other than the usual real/reel gambit.
August 2, 2002
Audiences are going to be irritated if not simply befuddled by the film, although it is not a movie to be easily dismissed, and certainly not for lack of ideas.
August 2, 2002
Watching it is exasperating at first, but it grows more engrossing.
August 2, 2002
Cineasts will revel in those visual in-jokes, as in the film's verbal pokes at everything from the likes of Miramax chief Harvey Weinstein's bluff personal style to the stylistic rigors of Denmark's Dogma movement.
August 2, 2002
It is initially confusing, willfully so, and Soderbergh takes obvious delight in teasing the viewer and upsetting his or her preconceptions, breaking down the wavery wall between movies and real life.
August 2, 2002
The video work is so grainy and rough, so dependent on being 'naturalistic' rather than carefully lit and set up, that it's exhausting to watch.
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