The Independent Image
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  • Summary: The story of prolific independent film producer Morty Fineman (Stiller). When the future of his company is threatened, Morty turns to his estranged daughter Paloma (Garofalo) for help.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    80
    We need more films like THIS! The filmmaking team of Stephen Kessler and Mike Wilkins join Jerry Stiller and Janeane Garofalo to pay loving tribute to the world of exploitation films.
  2. Deadpan, dead-on parody of a schlockmeister at work and play.
  3. Dumb fun is the best way to describe The Independent, and I mean that as a compliment.
  4. It strings along its joke just long enough to keep from wearing out its welcome.
  5. May be the only movie in recent memory unworthy of its own genuinely hilarious Web site, www.finemanfilms.com.
  6. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    50
    Really is just an excuse to string together some silly fake-movie clips.
  7. 30
    It lacks the coherent internal logic that distinguishes the best mockumentaries.

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