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28 Ratings

Friedkin Uncut

Directed by Francesco Zippel
Italy, 2018


Oscar®-winning, Chicago-born director William Friedkin achieved fame with his 1973 horror blockbuster The Exorcist. But this illuminating documentary shows the director’s unwavering commitment to rawness and realism across his entire career, from The French Connection (1972) to Killer Joe (2011).

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Friedkin Uncut Directed by Francesco Zippel

Critics reviews

There’s something to be said for building a movie around a living legend who runs his mouth without evident fear of censure, or even being called ridiculous, because the result is always a good show, even when the subject is saying things so wild or silly that they make the viewer’s eyes roll like tires tumbling down a steep mountainside in Friedkin’s jungle thriller "Sorcerer."
August 23, 2019
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The documentary reminds viewers of why Friedkin has earned this tribute. For all his career ups and downs, he has remained devoted to making genuinely challenging and exciting work, and has succeeded more often than not. The documentary serves as a strong incitement to dig into it.
August 22, 2019
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Unfortunately, Francesco Zippel’s fawning, cookie-cutter tribute is nothing more than an add-on for a DVD box set, were they still making those.
October 09, 2018
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