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  • Summary: A definitive look at the infamous expletive, this film explores how this oft-used word, still widely seen as obscene, somehow permeates every aspect of our culture - from Hollywood, to the schoolyard, to the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., where it is at the very center of the ongoing debate on free speech. (ThinkFilm) Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Sally Foster
    Provides a highly provocative and humorous overview of a word that, love it or hate it, undoubtedly holds more power than its measly four letters might suggest. All in all, I'd have to say that this film was entertaining as f*ck.
  2. F*ck manages to strip some of the mystique from the forbidden word, and in the end, despite some road bumps, is a satisfying f*lm.
  3. A lively and often enlightening documentary.
  4. The film works best when widening its focus to include the Federal Communications Commission's often baffling and hypocritical stances regarding what's OK to say, or show, on TV and radio, and what isn't.
  5. Filmmaker Steve Anderson stuffs an astonishing 800-plus mentions of the F-word into this 90-minute documentary. When the spectacle ends, the same question lingers: Why?
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Much ado about nothing much at all.
  7. Reviewed by: Scott Warren
    The film is ultimately so repetitive, un-enlightening and lacking in substance, even Drew Carey seems bored by the end when he asks, "When are you guys going to make the 'c*nt' documentary?"

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