Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Dave Calhoun
    Nov 5, 2013
    Baldwin and Toback make a snappy comic duo, and half of their talks with a line-up of luminaries focus on the art of filmmaking rather than the business.
  2. Reviewed by: James Mottram
    Nov 3, 2013
    Maverick director James Toback (Fingers) and Alec Baldwin front this frequently hilarious insider doc.
  3. Reviewed by: Jordan Mintzer
    Oct 17, 2013
    Toback does a great job introducing the non-initiated to the sticky job of getting a film funded outside the studio system.
  4. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Oct 17, 2013
    Spirited, highly amusing and endearingly shambolic.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Oct 17, 2013
    It's a guilty-pleasure romp of a documentary, filmed at last year's Cannes film festival, all about the gorgeous, deadly and heartbreaking business of cinema itself.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Oct 17, 2013
    Seduced and Abandoned may be the year’s most entertaining put-on.
  7. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Oct 17, 2013
    The insider look at the industry is appealing, and Seduced And Abandoned is enjoyable but lightweight, and if anything, reaffirms that art doesn't come easy.
  8. Reviewed by: Ali Plumb
    Nov 4, 2013
    Jollied up with some fun anecdotes from Hollywood's great and good, this is entertaining, if hardly hugely revelatory stuff.

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