Paul Verhoeven's Tricked

Paul Verhoeven's Tricked Image
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  • Summary: Part behind-the-scenes documentary, part narrative feature, Paul Verhoeven's Tricked is the result of an ambitious experiment in filmmaking. The first section follows director Paul Verhoeven as he navigates the production of a crowd-sourced film. Shooting only four minutes of a preparedPart behind-the-scenes documentary, part narrative feature, Paul Verhoeven's Tricked is the result of an ambitious experiment in filmmaking. The first section follows director Paul Verhoeven as he navigates the production of a crowd-sourced film. Shooting only four minutes of a prepared script, the remainder is culminated from thousands of submitted pages. In the second section, the finished film unfolds. Verhoeven's initial premise offers the hint of a plot involving a pregnant former mistress and a struggling business, but thanks to the crowd-sourced script the story that develops is anything but predictable. [Kino Lorber] Expand

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Jessica Kiang
    Nov 19, 2013
    83
    It’s kind of a blast, with fully enough plot to fill a two-hour feature crammed efficiently into less than half that time in a manner that demands nothing from you except that you enjoy the ride.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Newman
    Feb 24, 2016
    75
    One could say I’m more appreciative of its narrative economy than economic narrative, yet the numerous betrayals, bevy of sleazy characters, corporate intrigue, and sexual cat-and-mouse games — all things that could strike one as appreciably light if taken merely as genre tenets played in a soft key — are underwhelming in light of the fact that Verhoeven made all of these iconic decades ago.
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Feb 25, 2016
    67
    Contextualized by the documentary, the movie amounts to an enticing narrative experiment even when it doesn't quite hold together.
  4. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Feb 25, 2016
    58
    The fundamental problem is that Tricked is more mildly amusing than funny, and most of said amusement comes from the pacing, which is one uninterrupted sprint.
  5. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Feb 26, 2016
    50
    As ever, the paradox of Mr. Verhoeven’s style is that it seems to wallow in tastelessness and transgression even as he remains one of the most classical movie craftsmen.
  6. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    Nov 19, 2013
    50
    Discerning Verhoeven’s hand in it all is difficult, though true to the helmer’s more intimate style, it largely revolves around sex, and has a few fun plot twists.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Feb 24, 2016
    30
    As filmmaking it's drearily anonymous — proof, if we needed it, that writing a screenplay via referendum is not a great idea.

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