Nuts! Reviews

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July 14, 2016
"NUTS!" starts out as one kind of character study and turns into a very different one. The gullible believe in miracles, fortunes are built and lost, and an entire generation is deliberately misled.
July 8, 2016
This savvy director plays with history and viewers' conceptions of traditional documentary filmmaking, expounding in a way upon Stephen Colbert's concept of "truthiness."
July 7, 2016
[An] entertaining hornswoggle of a movie.
July 6, 2016
Nuts! is very entertaining, but it turns out the definitive XERA documentary has yet to be made. Get on it, Ken Burns.
July 6, 2016
The onscreen result is less than stimulating-much, much less funny or cute than it thinks it is.
July 6, 2016
In ways good and bad, his was a distinctly American story, and filmmaker Penny Lane uses a variety of techniques to bring out its strangeness and specialness.
June 30, 2016
"Nuts!" is an intriguing, if patronizing, curio from the cabinet of American arcana, a geegaw from the collective attic that, when dusted off, looks grotesquely funny in the light of today.
June 29, 2016
Nuts! [uses] the fascinating story of one long forgotten con man to illuminate deeper facets of media history and theory that continue to resonate today.
June 24, 2016
Purposefully evasive, intentionally manipulative. But by doing so it's one of the most inventive and devastating films of the year.
June 23, 2016
The movie deconstructs the process of self-mythologizing from the inside out.
June 23, 2016
This is one of the most entertaining documentaries to come along in some time.
June 22, 2016
This marvelous, mostly animated doc/drama hybrid couldn't have come along at a better time.
June 22, 2016
Lane has a gift for finding the unexpected in the familiar, the right narrative structure, however eccentric, to tell a story.
June 21, 2016
An irresistibly captivating, funny and witty roller coaster ride.
June 21, 2016
"Nuts!," an inventive documentary directed by Penny Lane ("Our Nixon") from Thom Stylinski's script, tells a quintessentially American story - one that elicits both wonder and horror.
June 21, 2016
Lane, like any great storyteller, springs surprises after luring her audience in.
June 21, 2016
Throughout, director Penny Lane strings together telling incidents and anecdotes with a light touch.
June 20, 2016
A fascinating yarn gets a creative telling in Nuts!, a documentary about a classic snake-oil salesman.
June 20, 2016
Filmmaker Penny Lane (real name) spoon-feeds the audience the myth that we so steadfastly cling to. Then, she pulls the rug out.
June 20, 2016
A sack full of Americana, playfully presented
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