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

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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 31, 2009
There are clips from more than 80 movies crammed into 100 consistently hilarious and jaw-dropping minutes, from soft- and hard-core porn to cheesy , gory horror movies to biker and car chase movies that make The Fast and the Furious look positively tame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
July 31, 2009
It's a kicky, slightly exhausting look at a bygone era of low-rent moviemaking, whose colorful trove of film clips should delight fans of cinematic esoterica, nostalgic schlock and high octane drive-in fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 31, 2009
This film is an affectionate, rollicking guide to the drive-in classics of Australian filmmaking from the 1970s and '80s.
| Original Score: 3/5
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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!
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Noel Murray
AV Club
July 30, 2009
Think of Not Quite Hollywood as a vividly illustrated catalogue of astonishing smut.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
July 30, 2009
If Mad Max (a rare stateside success) is the only Down Under-and-dirty flick you remember, you missed out on a vital drive-in culture, one that Mark Hartley's Not Quite Hollywood does a suitably supercharged job of chronicling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Scott Foundas
Village Voice
July 30, 2009
Not Quite Hollywood returns us to a time when the price of admission was cheap and the thrills even cheaper.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
March 13, 2009
The end product, while shallow and sometimes disconcertingly furtive, offers an enlightening, pleasurable peek into one of cinema's more enticing dark corners.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
October 18, 2008
Aussie genre pics of the 1970s and '80s get a rip-roaring salute in Not Quite Hollywood.