Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Joshua Glenn
    Zizek is a revolutionary playing a comedian playing a revolutionary. Which makes him worth watching, even in this movie.
  2. Reviewed by: James Westcott
    The documentary bravely risks giving Zizek its own one-way hug.
  3. The film attempts to put Zizek's philosophy into practical, accessible terms. Accessible, of course, being a relative term.
  4. 60
    It's a straightforward, relatively style-free piece, primarily of interest to those who want to hear Zizek's pronouncements. But what distinguishes the film is Zizek's peculiar self-awareness, which borders on paranoia
  5. Entertaining without being especially illuminating. If you must see only one documentary about a Slovene philosopher this year, it might be better to read his books.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Zizek as a larger-than-life figure who manages to engage you even when you're not entirely sure what he's going on about.
  7. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    A little bit of Slovene philosopher Slavoj Zizek goes a long way. In the verbose profile documentary Zizek! there's a lot of esoteric, eccentric theories, and little context within his globetrotting life.
  8. Taylor traipses around after Zizek on a continent-hopping lecture tour, and we get a face full of the man's tireless analysis, in a style that can only be characterized as hyperactive grizzly bear, complete with spit-spewing speech impediment.

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