Meet the Fokkens Synopsis
Louise and Martine Fokkens worked as prostitutes before they opened their own brothel.
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Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
Few recent studies of commercialized sex have been character profiles, so Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas's documentary is an unusual...
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80

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
Truthfully, watching septuagenarian whores spank mildly titillated johns and test-drive sex toys has never seemed so ho-hum - or so oddly...
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80

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Rob Schroder and Gabrielle Provaas' raunchy, hilariously uninhibited documentary should wow arthouse audiences.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Despite the occasional stumble, the doc never falls, thanks to the sheer strength of its subjects' undaunted and indomitable character.
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75

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Ultimately, Meet The Fokkens isn't a documentary about elderly hookers; it's about two women forced into a hard life by circumstance, who...
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75

New York Post

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It's an uneasy tonal mix that wants to have it both ways - this is a difficult way to pay the rent, but look at how charming the Fokkens...
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70

Village Voice

Directors Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas capture some un-pretty details of spankings, HJs, and dominance scenarios, but the film is...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Warm-hearted and entertaining, if more sad than its quirky premise suggests.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
What we really want is to get to know them. Instead, the film too-aptly reflects life in their line of work: brief interludes rather than...
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50

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
Why the sisters felt that prostitution was their best alternative remains unclear, either because they aren't interested in revealing that...
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