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Objectified Reviews

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 5, 2009
It gets you thinking.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
May 22, 2009
That's what's great about his approach: he focuses on the most mundane of subjects and makes us think about them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
May 22, 2009
This is real hothouse stuff, and Hustwit does a nice job elucidating it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
May 8, 2009
Has sporadically intriguing moments and stylish editing, but its lack of insight, elaborations and synthesis makes it seem deficient in both form and function as a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/10
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
May 8, 2009
Objectified is so straightforward, sensible and thought-provoking that it alleviates that design noise instead of adding to it.
Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine
May 8, 2009
This is an offering for those that can spot the beauty in objects from beamers to toilet bowl plungers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
May 8, 2009
Witty, engaging and exquisitely crafted.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 8, 2009
As sleek and handsome as any of the new and improved household items it exhibits.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
May 8, 2009
moothly compelling with its sleek, mass-produced shapes and beautiful minds that fetishize ergonomics and the ideal of perfectability.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
May 7, 2009
It provides just enough information to invite further study without going into much detail. It's an intriguing film about what goes on beneath the surface of the objects we take for granted, but one that never digs as deep as it should.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
May 7, 2009
Compilation of filmed interviews with industrial designers who talk about the philosophy of design, rather than the objects they designed.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
May 6, 2009
You'll never look at your next toothbrush (or your next any product) in quite the same way after watching this astute, elegant inquiry into the purpose and process of industrial 
design, Objectified.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
May 5, 2009
A slickly entertaining and thorough enough curiosity about the form, function, context, inspiration, and evolution of industrial design.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
April 9, 2009
A documentary that could have been more involving to people outside design careers if director Hustwit edited out some of the long, tedious monologues in favor of showing more products with exciting designs.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ben Walters
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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