Hands on a Hard Body Reviews

December 6, 2005
August 27, 2003
May 11, 2003
June 15, 2001
Tales of Texas don't get any weirder than true-tales of Texas, and Hands on a Hard Body joins the ranks of well-done, weird documentaries.
February 27, 2001
Bindler's ode to human dedication and endurance in the strangest of circumstances is a rough, unpolished gem of documentary filmmaking.
February 14, 2001
On the one hand, the Hands on a Hard Body contest seems a horrible exploitation of needy people as a publicity stunt to promote a car dealership; on the other, the film reveals an endearing piece of Americana.
January 1, 2000
Far and away the most hysterical and engaging documentary since Spinal Tap, only this was for real.
January 1, 2000
Scrappy, likable, and immensely absorbing.
January 1, 2000
It's absolutely fascinating watching what some people will subject themselves to for a free lunch.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
It's engaging as a non-drama of people doing nothing, but suffering a lot.
January 1, 2000
These may not be people whom moviegoers think they want to spend time with, but this is accomplished documentary making, finding universal lessons in determination, struggle, planning, persistence and the relationship of mind and body.
January 1, 2000
The result is a quirky human interest story about the need for Texans to drive a pickup.
January 1, 2000
Bindler's attitude is absolutely right. He doesn't satirize: he observes, and leaves the satirical view as an option for us.
January 1, 2000
One of the best documentaries ever made.
July 10, 1998