Friedkin Uncut

critic Reviews

85% Fresh Tomatometer Score85%
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Glenn WhippLos Angeles Times
    Friedkin is an engaging raconteur, even (or especially) when he's rambling through half-formed thoughts...
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    Always a good show, even when the subject is saying things so wild or silly that they make the viewer's eyes roll like tires tumbling down a steep mountainside in Friedkin's jungle thriller Sorcerer.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    For all his career ups and downs, he has remained devoted to making genuinely challenging and exciting work, and has succeeded more often than not. The documentary serves as a strong incitement to dig into it.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Deborah YoungHollywood Reporter
    This enjoyable doc records a Hollywood master looking back at his career with lucid hindsight and irony.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Dmitry SamarovChicago Reader
    Unfortunately, Francesco Zippel's fawning, cookie-cutter tribute is nothing more than an add-on for a DVD box set, were they still making those.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Joshua BrunstingThe CriterionCast
    At best, Friedkin Uncut is a serviceable EPK on whatever Friedkin film is set to get yet another Blu-ray release. Flat, lifeless, superficial. Just a slog.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tim AppeloAARP Movies for Grownups
    The documentary's unskilled neophyte director Francesco Zippel is no Friedkin, but his subject makes this an important part of film history.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    [Friedkin] curses all the way through this movie and it's indicative of his filmmaking style -- which was "I don't care, I'm making it my way."
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mike McGranaghanAisle Seat
    This is a documentary any serious film buff needs to see.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Charmingly artless appreciation of one of the great directors of the '70s, who is in fine, funny form as he's interviewed here.
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