Shut Up Little Man! (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

Shut Up Little Man! (2011)



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When two friends tape-recorded the fights of their violently noisy neighbours, they accidentally created one of the world's first 'viral' pop-culture sensations. Exploring the blurred boundaries between privacy, art and exploitation, Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure is a darkly hilarious modern fable. -- (C) Official Site
Art House & International , Comedy , Documentary , Drama , Special Interest
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Mike Mitchell (VI)
as Mike Mitchell (VI)
Daniel Clowes
as Daniel Clowes
Henry S. Rosenthal
as Henry S. Rosenthal
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All Critics (30) | Top Critics (12)

The unsuspecting stars (who died in 1992 and '96, respectively) begin to seem less like nightmare neighbors and more like the victims of rampant exploitation and voyeurism.

Full Review… | October 13, 2011
Chicago Reader
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Bate chronicles the whole wooly story with admirable clarity and resourcefulness, even when a lack of visual material forces him to resort too often to reenactment and dramatization.

Full Review… | September 23, 2011
Washington Post
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Casts a wide net of inquiry over this sometimes appalling story, which raises timely questions about the differences between creation and exploitation.

September 22, 2011
Seattle Times
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It's a strange story, and the stylish and well-edited documentary "Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure" gets it down. But yet it doesn't quite get it.

September 16, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
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For the most part, this is a feature-length documentary that begs to be turned into a YouTube clip -- junky and ephemeral.

Full Review… | September 16, 2011
New York Post
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Goes from funny to not funny in about the length of time it takes for the lawyers to get involved.

Full Review… | September 15, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Shut Up Little Man!

Says as much about Eddie and Mitch and it does Petr and Ray.What started out funny quickly turns perverse and sad....but riveting(guess I'm in the same boat).

bill secor
bill secor

If you enjoy watching greedy little men trying to exploit the broken lives of others then this one is for you. Otherwise don't waste your time.

Bob Bobbers
Bob Bobbers

Eddie Sausage and Mitch Deprey turn their loud, hellish neighbors into veritable cash-cows, blurring the line between artistic freedom and invasive exploitation.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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