The People Vs. Larry Flynt Reviews

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October 18, 2008
It's been a long, dumb spell, but The People vs. Larry Flynt makes it OK to take your brain to the movies again.
June 30, 2008
An exultant comedy of American repression and revolt.
June 30, 2008
A brave, spectacularly entertaining -- and unexpectedly stirring -- account of Flynt's life that asks us to regard the publisher of Hustler magazine as an invaluable champion of our First Amendment freedoms.
June 30, 2008
One of the truly bizarre careers in recent American cultural life provides the source of tart and tasty amusement in The People vs. Larry Flynt.
June 30, 2008
Woody Harrelson plays Flynt with energy, and Courtney Love does at least as well as his wife.
June 30, 2008
We're really celebrating Hollywood's freedom to create biographies of anyone, no matter how high or low on the social ladder, and still come up with the same banal characteristics, messages and conclusions.
June 30, 2008
Long after you've grown tired of his escapades, the scenes in which he and Althea support one another against the slings an arrows of outrageous fortune are touching and, ultimately, genuinely tragic.
June 17, 2007
Surprisingly mundane, given the central figure, The People vs. Larry Flynt puts the "lesson" in "civics lesson."
May 26, 2006
The movie is a lot of fun for long stretches.
December 6, 2005
I sincerely hope The People Versus Larry Flynt goes all the way and wins the Academy Award.
September 15, 2005
Funny, fascinating, and maybe just a little unsettling.
July 8, 2005
February 9, 2006
The exploitative misogyny of Flynt's output is never examined, the prurient hypocrisy and intolerance of his persecutors seriously overplayed, plus Larry and Althea's odd romance lacks bittersweet conviction.
April 9, 2005
The screenplay, by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, is rich in detail and dialogue.
July 25, 2004
Proof that you can find patriotism in the most unlikely of places.
July 1, 2004
The latest movie from the great director Milos Forman is a sensational, irreverent docudrama. And, as they say in the porno trade, it's adult entertainment.
May 30, 2003
I dug it.
May 20, 2003
May 16, 2003
Whitewashing the truth is a forgivable sin in the world of biopics, but to demean ideologies by remaining "balanced" is cowardly.
May 5, 2003
Very entertaining.
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