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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 37
  2. Negative: 9 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    90
    The result is Soderberghs liveliest experiment since the strenuously weird "Schizopolis" six years ago -- except that this one works.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    These characters are interesting for their flaws and wounds, but the movie doesn't delve deeply into the sources of their pain. See this movie for its humor and talented cast and you won't be disappointed.
  3. Even by Soderbergh's standards of serious playfulness/playful seriousness, Full Frontal is a tricky novelty item: The director himself has variously described it as an ''experiment,'' an ''exercise,'' and a ''sketch.''
  4. Reviewed by: Nancy deWolf Smith
    50
    The medium really is the message here, and it steals what there is of the show.
  5. When improv is done well, it sheds a unique light on the human condition. When it is done adequately, as it is in Full Frontal, it simply makes you long for a good script and pricey production values.
  6. When a set of pre-shooting guidelines a director came up with for his actors turns out to be cleverer, better written and of considerable more interest than the finished film, that's a bad sign. A very bad sign.
  7. The only way a self-absorbed treatise like this can get any kind of audience (not to mention distribution) is to cast famous people in it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6