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

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Harvey S. Karten
July 26, 2009
The archived clips flash by so quickly that the audience cannot get a grip on a single one.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
August 3, 2009
Although Not Quite Hollywood was clearly put together with fanatical love, the suspicion remains, as often with genre cinema, that these trash-rich movies are a lot more fun to hear about, and to watch in snatches, than to sit through.
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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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
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
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 31, 2009
A survey of the week wouldn't be complete without a left-handed salute -- not to be confused with a backhanded compliment -- to the gleeful rubbish of Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!
Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
August 28, 2008
As important as any history of 'legitimate' Australian cinema, and 10 times the fun, it's a shot to the heart for anyone who thought Down Under was only capable of dreary, culturally relevant filmmaking.
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
Nora Lee Mandel
August 1, 2009
Using a dizzying array of clips and revealing interviews, the documentary is very affectionate, entertaining, and informative.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
July 31, 2009
A sensationally entertaining, well-researched documentary filled with insight and outrageously funny clips.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.0/10
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
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
March 9, 2009
this lost treasure trove of cringe-making softcore, outrageous horror and balls-to-the-wall action... celebrates a nation humping, slicing and hammering out its modern identity through popular cultural forms.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
July 29, 2009
Its shallowness is nonetheless in tune with its subject: the gory, violent, sex-crazed Australian exploitation films of the '70s and '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tony Moore
The Australian
August 28, 2008
a startling and very funny new feature-length documentary exploring the outrageous Ozploitation cinema made in Australia in the 1970s and '80s.
Peter Galvin
FILMINK (Australia)
August 28, 2008
The best thing about Hartley's film is that he has found the perfect form to investigate this past and pay a sweet homage to his cast of ratbag filmmakers, who deliberately tested the boundaries of good taste and political correctness.
Kam Williams
Sly Fox
July 29, 2009
A bodacious effort which successfully elevates a bevy of godawful B-movies to an art form worthy not only of study but appreciation to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 19, 2008
Mark Hartley's candid, funny and thoroughly entertaining documentary is not only a social document, but totally captures the essence of the time when life seemed less serious and cleavage was not smut but cheek with dimples.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
August 19, 2008
Action, horror, nudity, sex and bad taste, as seen in the cheap and cheerful genre films of the 70s and 80s ...a combination of energetic showcase and comprehensive overview.
Marc Fennell
Triple J
September 26, 2008
You sense that we still only view something 'Aussie' as being impressive after a foreigner validates it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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