Auto Focus Synopsis
Based on the life and mysterious murder of actor Bob Crane (Greg Kinnear).
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Michael Gerbosi's script might have reduced Crane to a clueless cliche were it not for the bruised humanity that Greg Kinnear brings to the...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film is pitch-perfect in its decor, music, clothes, cars, language and values. It takes place during those heady years between the...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
This movie is for select tastes. It's not the fusillade of porn that wears you down, but the melancholy of watching an unremarkable man...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Schrader's strongest movie since "Affliction," is another meditation on American masculinity powerfully told with great wit and style.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The performances are vividly alive.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Skates over depravity when, like Crane, it should have dug down deeper.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Is Auto Focus a cautionary tale or just a morbid, voyeuristic foray into kitsch and kink? Whatever it is, it's not pretty - it's the...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A compelling, sympathetic portrait.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Uplifting? Not bloody likely. Mesmerizing? Very, thanks to Greg Kinnear's eerie performance as Crane and director Paul Schrader's lucid...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It grows repetitious, both in its account of Crane's ritual behavior and in clumsily written -- and stolidly directed -- scenes between...
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The movie is crazy deep!

By knifinKE

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Rated R | For Some Drug Use, Nudity, Language, Strong Sexuality and Violence