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Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 29, 2011
It's almost criminal, the amount of fun filmmaker Mark Hartley has conducting this wildly salacious, enormously entertaining documentary.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 27, 2011
What's nice about a movie like this is that it gives you a sampling of this genre without making you sit down and watch hours and hours of movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 13, 2011
If you don't already love the underground world of masochistic movies, this will be a real eye-opener.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shawn Levy
October 9, 2009
It's a ribald and entertaining documentary, filled with great yarns and astonishing images from not only the finished films but from the making of them.
| Original Score: B+
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 8, 2009
The onslaught of tastelessness begins even before the opening credits and continues nonstop for 103 deliciously sleazy minutes.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 22, 2009
You'll get more bang, boobs and blood for your buck here than with any other show in town.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
August 21, 2009
As recounted in Mark Hartley's entertaining documentary, twisted imaginations went wild after the post-'60s liberation from censorship and the introduction of tax breaks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 20, 2009
This is as insightful a glimpse into a country's cinema as you're likely to see at this running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 16, 2009
It's a Documentary that's celebrating obscure films by showing a crapload of clips. I loved it! Film lovers who crave cult cinema aren't going to want to miss this opportunity to expand their knowledge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
August 16, 2009
Not Quite Hollywood - lousy title, great peek back at the Ozploitation movement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
August 14, 2009
It's all very foul, and completely entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
August 14, 2009
Not Quite Hollywood is jammed with well-preserved clips of the Aussie movies that started pushing the limits after censorship was essentially dropped in 1971.
| Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 14, 2009
Not Quite goes on a little longer than it needs to, but if the success of a movie like this is measured by whether it makes you want to see some of the movies it revisits, then count me in.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 13, 2009
Tarantino's enthusiasm notwithstanding, backstage gossip about movies of no importance is enough to bore even certified film geeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 13, 2009
If Not Quite Hollywood is not quite convincing, it is quite entertaining.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
August 12, 2009
... a smartly made look at an otherwise neglected aspect of film history and culture, packed with colorful stories, witty observations, punky attitude and real history...
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 7, 2009
What's cool and always kicky is seeing a country's irreverent movie trash being treated with such, well, reverence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 7, 2009
All in all, this is a celebration of Australian exuberance, a national ethic of adventurousness and enormous charisma.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 6, 2009
This isn't exactly a thesis that's going to win any awards, especially up against the latest documentary about the Holocaust or the war in Iraq. But as far as entertainment goes, it's about the most fun I've had all summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
August 6, 2009
A fun and energized documentary about a neglected era of exploitation cinema, but it suffers from a couple of pretty critical sins of omission.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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