Nuts! Reviews

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May 22, 2019
Lane takes advantage of non-fiction for petty and selfish reasons, which makes Lane not too far removed from her own subject.
May 11, 2019
Dr. John Romulus Brinkley Jr. had trouble with the truth.
May 2, 2019
A surprising, strange, delightful film that's more than its strange premise would have you believe.
November 8, 2018
Simply a good time, rollicking as it revels in one Brinkley exploit after another.
August 18, 2017
In a different director's hands, this film might be a tragedy about the Depression-era consumers who fell for Brinkley's schemes, but for the most part, it's a quirky comedy
December 29, 2016
Lane's loose, playful, collage-like treatment of the story sets just the right tone.
December 27, 2016
Nuts! is such a fascinatingly goofy tale, with peekaboo plot elements popping out from every angle, that a straightforward documentary approach could never do it justice.
December 6, 2016
Nuts! is downright fun, and the larger ideas underlying Nuts! are certainly thought-provoking enough to sustain multiple viewings.
December 2, 2016
I'm convinced that above anything else, Lane is a master of tone; it makes me eager to see what project she takes on next.
September 1, 2016
Director Lane and screenwriter Thom Stylinski take a lighthearted, folksy approach to telling Brinkley's life story
August 26, 2016
Nuts! is a real hoot.
August 26, 2016
Nuts! is, on the whole, an incredibly entertaining and clever film that understands and constantly sidesteps the easy tropes of the genre.
August 2, 2016
Nuts! is a marvel of storytelling - both in the old fashioned sense of a good yarn, and in the sense that editing and scripting leave the viewer genuinely unaware of where this spectacular story is going.
July 29, 2016
Lane uses creative animation, archival footage and recordings - the good doctor apparently loved to be filmed - to tell an absolutely outrageous story of neediness, greed, delusion and gullibility.
July 25, 2016
It's a daring formal gamble on Lane's part, but it doesn't completely work.
July 21, 2016
Caught up in the fun of telling this tall tale, Lane never matches the fine, humbling truth of Our Nixon...Lane's wild narrative flirts with Michael Moore-style deceit and contempt. Yet Lane's essential humanity comes through.
July 21, 2016
It's flat-out exciting; really, how many documentaries can you say that about?
July 18, 2016
The hilarious true story of a man who took old fashioned "can-do" to unimaginable lengths.
July 18, 2016
This high-spirited documentary is never less than fun to watch and frequently quite astonishing.
July 14, 2016
I can't imagine anyone believing that goat glands transplanted into human reproductive organs could cure impotence, but as this lively, offbeat documentary proves, plenty of Americans did.
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