Martha Behind Bars

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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2005
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  • Summary: Cybill Shepherd plays Martha Stewart in a made-for-TV movie for the second time in this look at the events leading up to (and life in prison after) Stewart's trial and conviction on insider trading charges.
  • Genre(s): Movie/Mini-Series
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Fortunately, "Bars" doesn't take itself or its subject too terribly seriously, allowing for the material's camp value to seep through.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    All told, the movie's a respectable and mostly watchable recounting of this notorious chapter in Stewart's storied career, despite being so stiff and formal that it never really comes alive.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tim Stack
    58
    It comes off feeling cheap and mean. [23 Sep 2005, p.84]
  4. 40
    Where the previous movie aspired to be a camp classic, "Martha Behind Bars" takes itself more seriously, and less entertainingly.
  5. Viewers who like to snicker at cheesy TV movies will get a kick out of Shepherd's imperious and demanding take on Stewart.
  6. 20
    A boring prison-sentence of a silly biopic.
  7. Reviewed by: Bob Cook
    10
    Disappointly uncampy, even on its own terms.

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