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Tabloid Reviews

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered
November 11, 2013
Tabloid is totally fascinating. It features brilliant editing and pacing along with well thought out concepts that are expertly executed. A must see!
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 10, 2013
Mesmerizing...In Joyce McKinney, Morris has found a fittingly weird and funny muse
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William Goss
November 18, 2011
Operates as both an examination of the dominating media mentality at the time and an embodiment of it, no less keen on delving into the juicy details now as tabloid rags were then.
November 13, 2011
Morris gets to have his cake and eat it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 13, 2011
It's a bizarre "where are they now?" story of a rather unedifying kind, and one feels ashamed of laughing at this sad exhibitionist.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
November 11, 2011
Morris suggests that you can sometimes find profundity in triviality - and though Joyce condemns herself out of her own mouth, it is always possible to feel sorry for a woman whose obsession has so totally ruled her life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
November 10, 2011
A vivid picture of the way we lived then.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
November 10, 2011
McKinney is no Robert McNamara, but there are lessons to be learned from this fog of sleaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 10, 2011
Morris's doc is less about What Really Happened than exploring the lifespan of one of those stories that kept on giving.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 10, 2011
[Morris] tells us nothing about the prurience and gutter morality of the tabloid newspaper industry that Britons haven't heard every day and that the world, in the Murdochgate era, is now hearing likewise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 10, 2011
Compelling, weird and queasy documentary on the eccentric Joyce McKinney and her stranger-than-fiction story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Raaj Rana
Sky Movies
November 9, 2011
A truly bizarre tale, Tabloid is enjoyable but not as compelling as some of Morris' previous documentaries...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
November 8, 2011
This is a lighter, less significant work than his 'Standard Operating Procedure' or 'The Fog of War', but it's engrossing and pleasingly slippery with the facts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
November 8, 2011
A bizarre coda turns what begins as a playful exposť of the British media's sensationalist excesses into a surreal voyage into a warped mind no reporter could invent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine
November 6, 2011
A compelling story told with Morris's usual flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Clift
October 4, 2011
Tabloid is such a mirthful, fascinating and fantastically entertaining documentary that you can't help but get caught up in all the sordid fun
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 4, 2011
McKinney is mesmerizing: the vain, expressive, motormouthed star of an elaborately structured drama of self that qualifies as one of the more astonishing first-person cinematic tours de force since 'Eddie Murphy Raw.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 1, 2011
...fairly lightweight. But it's nevertheless one of the most entertaining movies that will hit theaters this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
September 21, 2011
A lot of fun; Morris himself is clearly unconvinced about Joyce -- and no wonder -- but she's a funny woman and hers is a ripping yarn if ever there was one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Travis Johnson
FILMINK (Australia)
September 21, 2011
Expertly guided by Errol Morris, and featuring a wholly compelling subject, this is a fascinating exploration of truth and memory.
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