88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Kirby Dick's indispensable guerrilla attack on the film-ratings system gives Hollywood a swift, smart and hilarious kick in its institutional, hypocritical ass.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Fascinating, amusing and ultimately disturbing.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Has a bright, dishy spirit.
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80

Wall Street Journal

In the ultimate test, Kirby submits this very documentary to the tender mercies of the MPAA. It gets slapped with an NC-17 for graphic content. He appeals. He loses -- ten votes to zip.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Extremely amusing.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
While This Film Is Not Yet Rated does not suggest an alternative to the ratings board, it does expose this Tinseltown sham to some well-deserved public ridicule.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Hugely entertaining catalog of MPAA follies.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
There is no question that the organization is a riveting subject for a film.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The filmmaker doesn't exactly let anyone off the hook.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Dick's strongest points are that these raters receive no training and are given no standards by which to judge movies. Experts in child psychology or media or social studies are not consulted. Nor are they allowed on the board. The days of counting F-words or pelvic thrusts need to end, and in the film's quieter moments, Dick makes this case compellingly.
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75 out of 100
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