American Cannibal: The Road to Reality Image

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  • Summary: American Cannibal is a documentary as wild as the story behind it: a shocking, hilarious, bona fide portrait of our celebrity-driven culture and the appalling lengths we'll go to for entertainment. (Lifesize Entertainment)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. 83
    You'll suspect, and even hope, that what's on screen is a hoax, but it seems to be at the very least one version of the truth.
  2. 83
    Still, no matter how Grebin and Nigro are selling it, American Cannibal isn't about the horrors of reality TV. It's about guys like Roberts and Ripley, who convince themselves that ANY job in show business would be preferable to waiting tables.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Whatever the project's "reality," it's insightful as well as entertaining, and the inclusion of real interviews with people both inside and outside the business means it functions as both an intelligent critique and a dire warning.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    Fails to draw any conclusions and, thanks to legal issues, leaves too many questions unanswered.
  5. What's here is a glimpse not into how far people will go to win a reality TV show, but how far greedy writers and producers will go to degrade, debouch and enrich themselves.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    American Cannibal, something like the (mock-)doc equivalent of "The Producers," really, really should've been funnier.
  7. 0
    The ineptly made Animal Cannibal isn't remotely convincing as reality, and worse, isn't remotely entertaining as fiction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4