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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2005
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Sabine Singh, Cybill Shepherd, Gale Harold
  • 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. 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.
  2. Fortunately, "Bars" doesn't take itself or its subject too terribly seriously, allowing for the material's camp value to seep through.
  3. It comes off feeling cheap and mean. [23 Sep 2005, p.84]
  4. Viewers who like to snicker at cheesy TV movies will get a kick out of Shepherd's imperious and demanding take on Stewart.
  5. 40
    Where the previous movie aspired to be a camp classic, "Martha Behind Bars" takes itself more seriously, and less entertainingly.
  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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