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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 ongoingA 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
    80
    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. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    50
    Aside from the historically worthy identification of General George S. Patton as a pioneering potty mouth, the film contains little or nothing in the way of surprise.
  6. 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?
  7. 25
    Rarely has a documentary been so pleased with itself - with so little justification.

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  1. JimDeer
    Feb 12, 2007
    10
    Any movie named Fuck has to be good. Or suck complete donkey balls. ....Good.
  2. KevinD
    Jun 15, 2007
    8
    A load of fun. The film doesn't take itself too seriously but does have some serious moments when addressing freedom of speech and the A load of fun. The film doesn't take itself too seriously but does have some serious moments when addressing freedom of speech and the FCC. Just to see Hunter S. Thompson is worth it. Billy Connolly is a scream. A lot of interesting interviews mixed with news bites, animation, and film clips. Collapse

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