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  • Summary: This documentary looks into the world of the bouncers at some of the hottest nightclubs in New York and London.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Much of the resulting material is very funny, though there are a few times when the filmmakers patronize or mock their subjects in a way that makes you uncomfortable.
  2. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Kevin Maynard
    60
    All of the interviewees are compelling, whether proudly showing off bruises and bullet holes from on-the-job scuffles, or voicing their opinions about how the profession has changed.
  3. The breakout star is retired English bouncer Lenny McLean, 49, who memorably declares, "I f***ing hate violence."
  4. 40
    The picture is obsessed with strength and the use of physical force, though its attitudes are often slippery.
  5. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    38
    Cantor seems to have noticed how dull the actual footage is, since he relies heavily on "arty" shots and black-and-white inserts.
  6. 10
    Mindless, shoddy (lurching zooms, no color correction, an entire reel out of sync) depiction of some very big guys who work as bouncers.
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