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Live! (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Uneven media satire on how far TV will go to secure ratings. Unfortunately it's neither as funny or as sharp as it hopes to be.

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"Live!" follows ABN network president Katy Courbet and up-and-coming documentary filmmaker Rex as inspiration strikes to create the most daring reality program ever. The show is Russian Roulette, network style, with contestants competing for 5 million dollars on-air, complete with loaded guns. As seen through the lens of a documentary film crew, Live! examines the competitive and often gut-wrenching world of television production, where everyone from the crew to the contestants to the network brass becomes engulfed in a ratings battle to the top-a battle where questions of morality, ethics and sheer will lead to a darkly humorous and unforgettable outcome.

Cast

Eva Mendes
as Katy Courbet
Monet Mazur
as Abalone
Missi Pyle
as Plummy
Tom Wright
as Dr. Raymond Boyd
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Critic Reviews for Live!

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

It's hard to distinguish between the cynical indifference of the characters and the arrogant nihilism of the film itself.

September 19, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

Worth seeing for the slinky, snakelike, sexy and oddly vulnerable performance of Eva Mendes, a star-making role if I've ever seen one.

May 10, 2007 | Full Review…
Salon.com
Top Critic

A surprisingly plausible mockumentary...

July 11, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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There is a big problem in believing any of it, but a certain amount of fun watching television's more ghastly denizens wonder whether murder will improve the ratings. It does.

September 19, 2008 | Rating: 2/5
London Evening Standard

Mendes (best known as Will Smith's love interest in Hitch) is enjoyably poisonous, making Live! just about worth catching.

September 19, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Daily Mirror (UK)

This crass, inauthentic mock-doc exposing the evils of reality shows and the venality of TV honchos manages both to bore and insult simultaneously.

September 19, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Total Film

Audience Reviews for Live!

½

[size=5][color=red][b][size=5][color=red][b]Live! (2007)[/b][/color] [/size] [size=3][img]http://sg.yimg.com/movies/2005/photos/main/216129.jpg[/img] [/size] [size=3] [/size] [color=darkred][b][i][size=2]U svetu zabave gde su "reality" emisije sve popularnije evo i originalne ideje... [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2][img]http://www.blackfilm.com/i3/movies/l/live/004_l.jpg[/img] [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2]Predsednica ABN network TV kompanije Katy Courbet (Eva Mendes) i reziser dokumentaraca Rex (David Krumholtz) resavaju da stvore najrealisticniju emisiju ikada zamisljenu: RUSKI RULET! Sest takmicara se takmici u klasicnom ruskom ruketu s time sto onaj koji se ubije NE DOBIJA NISTA dok preziveli svi dobijaju po 5 miliona dolara! [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2][img]http://www.blackfilm.com/i3/movies/l/live/003_l.jpg[/img] [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2]Moral!? Koliko vredi zivot!? Sta je najvaznije u zivotu!? Mozda je vreme da se upitate sve to pre gledanja filma... [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2]Nista posebno... ali pogledajte... ako vam je dosadno... Reziser Bill Guttentag je inace oskarovac, ali za dokumentarne filmove - preporucio bih mu da ih se i dalje drzi! [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2][img]http://www.blackfilm.com/i3/movies/l/live/002_l.jpg[/img] [/size][/i] [i][size=2] [/size][/i] [i][size=2]Ocena je od mene 5/10. [/size][/i] [i][size=2][/size][/i][/b][/color] [i][size=2][/size][/i][/b][/color][/size]

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