Seduced and Abandoned

  • Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 28, 2013
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Bruce Miller
    Oct 28, 2013
    60
    Rather than produce a compelling documentary, they felt the need to insert themselves in a story that didn't require it.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 28, 2013
    50
    Seduced is many things: a funny road trip, a canny look at Cannes and the industry, a conversation with directors about their epic battles to get their masterpieces on screen. If it had stuck to one idea, it might have made a terrific documentary.
  3. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Oct 28, 2013
    40
    It’s all done in a tone of subtly absurdist humor, which is fine but wearing. While explanations of international marketability and aftermarket products may fascinate Hollywood, they soon become white noise.

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  1. Oct 29, 2013
    4
    You know how there are certain projects that critics love just because they think the concept is clever, they like the people, there's a slyYou know how there are certain projects that critics love just because they think the concept is clever, they like the people, there's a sly insider prospective, etc. This is one of those projects. The reviews were good, I like Alec Baldwin, I was expecting to like it. BUT about half way in, I was bored and not really appreciating it.

    The concept is unusual, a movie about making a movie loaded with interviews with real people we all know. Many of the interviews were tedious, (Ryan Gosling an exception)

    Baldwin and James Toback fill in the gaps with lots of footage of themselves engaged in various activities related to making their faux film. This may be entertaining for those who find Baldwin and Toback as fascinating as they themselves apparently believe they are.

    The critics may like it, I was disappointed. Feel like this is a case of "The Emperors New Clothes," nothing really there.
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