Obscene Synopsis
Biography of Barney Rosset, the influential publisher of Grove Press and the Evergreen Review.
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The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Yhough Obscene tells the story without fully exploring its nuances, that story is both fascinating and more than a little inspiring.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Compelling.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Engrossing documentary about the life and times of publisher Barney Rosset, who spent much of his career advancing the cause of free...
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70

Village Voice

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Very fine documentary.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
As vital, incisive and entertaining as its subject.
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70

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
A warm, entertaining compendium of counterculture voices and literary landmarks.
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70

Variety

The case for publisher Barney Rosset's place as a hero in post-war America's battle for freedom of expression is persuasively argued in...
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Inspirational Movie

By heartOfDarkness
This movie is about an American named Barney who grows up in Chicago and becomes one of the pioneers and advocates for free speech and self expression in America. He fought for civil liberties before...