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306 Ratings

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Directed by Paul Schrader
United States, 2002
Drama, Biography, Crime


Finely stylized biopic about the slow demise of the popular actor Bob Crane: from respectable father to sex slave and private porn video pioneer, who embraces his demons as if they are his best friends.

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Auto Focus Directed by Paul Schrader

Critics reviews

One reason Paul Schrader’s Calvinist obsessions have become tiresome — even when someone else is partially responsible for the writing, as is the case here — is that he seems more invested in their perpetuation and exploitation than in their exploration. Yet I have to concede that he’s become an unusually skillful and sensitive director of actors, and the inventive performances… keep this story interesting in spite of its puritanical framework. Watchable, but not very insightful.
June 01, 2002
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