Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: November 5, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Universal acclaim based on 29 Critics
Positive:
28
Mixed:
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Near-perfect editing, and cleverly poignant dialogue.
100
A revealing, intimate, quirky and generous portrait of nothing less than the American Dream.
88
Of all the many documentaries that take you along on a movie shoot, one of my all-time favorites is this delightfully scrappy, sometimes poignant, often hilarious show.
88
This thorough original is a wall-to-wall exercise in gallows humor, a movie whose full funny/sad effect doesn't hit until you reflect upon the subject and the cast of characters.
83
But this is pretty honest and true filmmaking, nonetheless; try as you might, you can't detect the leer of the satirist.
80
Brilliant, mind-boggling.
63
Frequently hilarious, if overlong.
63
It's never entirely clear whether Borchardt is also an object of ridicule for documentarian Chris Smith.