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  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2014
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Ethan LaCroix
    Mar 11, 2014
    80
    The film lacks background and cultural context, a surprising choice considering the rich history of the art form. But the interviewees are so compelling that their stories stand on their own.
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    Mar 14, 2014
    75
    A documentary that manages to be jaw-droppingly provocative and genuinely endearing — sometimes at alternating points, and by the end kind of all at once.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mar 13, 2014
    70
    These confrontational comedians — however serious the message, it’s always imparted with liberal dollops of humor — are experts at merging shock and showmanship.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Mar 13, 2014
    70
    Allowing its subjects to bare their souls as much as their bodies, Exposed is as frequently moving as it is entertaining.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Klimek
    Mar 11, 2014
    60
    Exposed is really just a series of intermingling profiles, which is perhaps why its observations eventually begin to feel slightly repetitive.
  6. Reviewed by: Sherilyn Connelly
    Mar 11, 2014
    60
    Like burlesque itself, Exposed is at its best when it shows rather than tells.
  7. Reviewed by: Dave Calhoun
    Jan 7, 2014
    60
    If you’ve never been to a burlesque show, now you know what you’re missing. The dedication and warmth of the performers are infectious.
  8. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Mar 13, 2014
    50
    The filmmaking style is practically nonexistent: interviews and static shots of the performers onstage. They are thoughtful and often funny, especially Mat Fraser, a British man whose arms were damaged by Thalidomide, and Julia Atlas Muz, the off-stage partner with whom he often performs.
  9. Reviewed by: Eric Henderson
    Mar 11, 2014
    50
    Beyond the forthright identity politics and titillating theatrical misdemeanors, one still comes away wondering about the things that remain concealed.

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