• Released
  • November 30, 2001
  • R , 1 hr 35 min
  • Comedy
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80

Film Threat

We need more films like THIS! The filmmaking team of Stephen Kessler and Mike Wilkins join Jerry Stiller and Janeane Garofalo to pay loving...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
Goofily funny, oddly tenderhearted mock-documentary.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Deadpan, dead-on parody of a schlockmeister at work and play.
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75

Boston Globe

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A charming and funny look at the independent filmmaking business and the thin line between a masterpiece and a $9 nap.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Dumb fun is the best way to describe The Independent, and I mean that as a compliment.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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Really is just an excuse to string together some silly fake-movie clips.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Everyone involved obviously had a blast, but in the end this is a one-joke movie, and the joke is stretched too thin.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
May be the only movie in recent memory unworthy of its own genuinely hilarious Web site, www.finemanfilms.com.
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50

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
There are some charming moments and some funny scenes along the way. But you end up feeling sorry for the likes of Ron Howard, Karen Black,...
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38

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Excruciatingly unamusing.
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Rated R | For language, some violence and sexuality