Inside Deep Throat Synopsis
Examining the unanticipated lasting cultural impact generated by Deep Throat.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Nimble, engrossing, and journalistically eye-opening, a movie that pulls into focus 30 years of porn in America. It also pulls no punches.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Inside Deep Throat, an NC-17 documentary that deftly chronicles the fallout -- with about 15 seconds of hard-core footage -- has some...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Offers a diverting tale of erstwhile indie filmmaking and the power of porn to generate change - both at the box office and in the bedroom.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The doc is longer on historical interest than original insights or analysis.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Does a fine job.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Inside Deep Throat, a documentary that premiered at Sundance and is now going into national release, was made not on the fringes but by the...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The film goes beyond historical anecdotes. Besides fresh and funny insights from the likes of Norman Mailer and John Waters, it shows how...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Provocative and perceptive.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Beautifully assembled and edited by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato ("The Eyes of Tammy Faye") and is often very funny.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's an unfocused overview that intersperses choppy interviews and observations with clips from "Deep Throat," including some of its most...
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Rated NC-17 | For explicit sexual content