Zizek! (2005)



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The author of works on subjects as wide-ranging as Alfred Hitchcock, 9/11, opera, Christianity, Lenin and David Lynch, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek is one of the most important -- and outrageous -- cultural theorists working today. This captivating, erudite documentary explores the eccentric personality and esoteric work of this incomparable academic and writer, who has been called everything from "the Elvis of cultural theory" to "a one-person culture mulcher."
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Zizek!

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

Zizek is a revolutionary playing a comedian playing a revolutionary. Which makes him worth watching, even in this movie.

Full Review… | March 3, 2006
Boston Globe
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With an exclamation point suggesting the collegial equivalent of Beatlemania, Zizek! is a movie made by a groupie too enamored of her subject to make a satisfying film about him.

Full Review… | January 13, 2006
Seattle Times
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Americans might want to approach him first on the printed page rather than the hyperactive Zizek!

November 18, 2005
New York Post
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If you see only one documentary about a Slovene philosopher this year, it will most likely be Astra Taylor's brisk little film Zizek!

November 17, 2005
New York Times
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Taylor, making her first feature-length documentary, has the wits to capture the taut mind and disheveled lifestyle of a very funny man.

November 17, 2005
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[Sings] to the smug choir of post-structuralist academia, who have so few movies made for their matinee satisfaction.

November 15, 2005
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Zizek!

There aren't enough adjectives to describe Zizek. But one will suffice to describe this documentary: BRILLIANT!

J Dávila
J Dávila

Incredible! Slavoj Zizek is one of the most charismatic and brilliant minds of our generation. I was absolutely enthralled by his ideas and his eccentric, relatively crazy personality. I now must read his entire catalog:) SEE THIS!!

Lisa Kretschman
Lisa Kretschman

How do I talk about a documentary about an academic rockstar made by someone who seems so completely enamored by her subject but yet can't engage him in a single meaningful question?? Does she even understand him. The film is without direction or purpose...just hero-worshiping. That said, he is entertaining enough but a philosopher so well-known and influencial seems to warrant a more serious and challenging documentary. This ain't it.

Paul Narvaez
Paul Narvaez

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