The People Vs. Larry Flynt - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The People Vs. Larry Flynt Reviews

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June 30, 2008
An exultant comedy of American repression and revolt.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
May 26, 2006
The movie is a lot of fun for long stretches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
December 6, 2005
I sincerely hope The People Versus Larry Flynt goes all the way and wins the Academy Award.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2005
Funny, fascinating, and maybe just a little unsettling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3.5/4
April 9, 2005
The screenplay, by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, is rich in detail and dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 25, 2004
Proof that you can find patriotism in the most unlikely of places.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 30, 2003
I dug it.
May 16, 2003
Whitewashing the truth is a forgivable sin in the world of biopics, but to demean ideologies by remaining "balanced" is cowardly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 5, 2003
Very entertaining.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
March 27, 2003
It is a good film with good performances. The trouble is, it's about Larry Flynt.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 8, 2003
Harrelson's finest moment and Love's only moment.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
Leave it to a European sophisticate to make an inspirational film about America's demon prince of sleaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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