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Inside Deep Throat Reviews

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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 23, 2005
Hardly a revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
February 20, 2005
Although the film starts out with a clear thesis, by the time its 90 minute running length has expired, it is grasping at themes and topics that are beyond the limited scope of what a superficial documentary can achieve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
March 3, 2005
A little Lovelace and a lot of 85 year olds talking about it. It ain't pretty.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
February 10, 2005
This lively, if maddeningly reductive documentary examines the influence of the low-budget 1972 film Deep Throat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 10, 2005
It's a fascinating story but not so fascinatingly told.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
February 11, 2005
What's lacking here is a clear point of view.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 11, 2005
The documentary has no great overriding argument it wants to make -- neither about the politicians-turned-censors who thought the world was coming to an end nor about those who saw Deep Throat as the apotheosis of American liberty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 17, 2005
Bailey and Barbato aren't interested in classic documentary filmmaking. They're trendy dabblers in waste management, picking through the pop-culture trash to see what they can recycle for kitsch value.
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
March 17, 2005
It just doesn't go deep enough.
| Original Score: 3/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Well-crafted and, in places, highly informative, but with the exception of some of the original film's hardcore sex scenes and the aforementioned Mob angle, there's little we haven't been exposed to before (no pun intended).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jurgen Fauth
February 13, 2005
Amounts to little more than the making-of-featurette to a bad porno.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
February 11, 2005
The free-speech agenda is so entrenched that the concept of pornography exploiting women seems to catch the directors flat-footed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
February 10, 2005
A fast and loose documentary that grabs you in the moment but leaves a distinct emptiness the morning after.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
February 22, 2005
Deep Throat bore an X certificate. Inside Deep Throat is an NC-17. Neither is suitable for grownups.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
February 11, 2005
Eager to tell one story, Inside Deep Throat neglects the more compelling story within it.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
February 12, 2005
To me, at least, Inside Deep Throat felt drearily long (it's only about 90 minutes), and anyone who survived the anti-porn crusades of the '80s or the 'sex positive' porn of the '90s will find the arguments on all sides depressingly familiar.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
February 12, 2005
This feeble documentary ends up perpetuating the very hypocrisy it means to probe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
February 18, 2005
A bubbly but superficial documentary that tells you what you already know -- there was a sexual revolution in the '70s, and its influence on society was both liberating and corrupting.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 18, 2005
Unfortunately, just when the film really starts to explore an idea, it moves on to the next one. And the bit about how the adult-film industry has changed since the 1970s was done more effectively in the fictional Boogie Nights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
March 25, 2005
If I didn't know better, I'd almost think it was made to serve as a high-gloss but insubstantial extra for a DVD release of the hardcore blockbuster that inspired it.
| Original Score: 67/100
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