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  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    What we really want is to get to know them. Instead, the film too-aptly reflects life in their line of work: brief interludes rather than intimate soul-baring. That's a shame, since there can't be that many 70-year-old identical twin prostitutes with a 50-year history in the business. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Warm-hearted and entertaining, if more sad than its quirky premise suggests. show more

  • 88
    Joseph Jon Lanthier Slant Magazine

    Few recent studies of commercialized sex have been character profiles, so Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas's documentary is an unusual and welcome polemic. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    It's an uneasy tonal mix that wants to have it both ways - this is a difficult way to pay the rent, but look at how charming the Fokkens are. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Despite the occasional stumble, the doc never falls, thanks to the sheer strength of its subjects' undaunted and indomitable character. show more

  • 80
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    Truthfully, watching septuagenarian whores spank mildly titillated johns and test-drive sex toys has never seemed so ho-hum - or so oddly familiar. show more

  • 80
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Rob Schroder and Gabrielle Provaas' raunchy, hilariously uninhibited documentary should wow arthouse audiences. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Directors Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas capture some un-pretty details of spankings, HJs, and dominance scenarios, but the film is about two old ladies, still cackling despite the sadness that trailed in the wake of the lives into which they were forced. show more

  • 50
    Manohla Dargis The New York Times

    Why the sisters felt that prostitution was their best alternative remains unclear, either because they aren't interested in revealing that part of themselves, or the filmmakers didn't know how to get them to talk. Or maybe Ms. Provaas and Mr. Schroder weren't interested, for political or personal reasons, in making what, despite the laughter, they ended up with: another sad story about whores. show more

  • 75
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    Ultimately, Meet The Fokkens isn't a documentary about elderly hookers; it's about two women forced into a hard life by circumstance, who tried to make the best of their situation, and are trying still. show more

  • December 23, 2012 qv00000000133668
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    Delightful and informative! This movie gives a peek into Holland\'s world of legal prostitution through these twin sister prostitutes. Definitely worth seeing. It ended leaving us wanting more!

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