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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Mocks without achieving the level of good satire. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    You may not realize just how much it takes to make a great mockumentar like "Waiting for Guffman" until you see Never Been Thawed. show more

  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Displays moments of cleverness but not enough to sustain its feature-length running time. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    It has moments of Guest-like faux earnestness that instantly mark it as one of the smartest and most insightful comedies of the year. But imitation only takes you so far, and by the film's sagging final 30 minutes, it's evident "NBT" isn't quite up to the master's standards. show more

  • NA
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    This painfully unfunny mockumentary about obsessive collectors of frozen-food entrees takes potshots at anti-abortionists, Christian rockers, aversion therapy for gays and the disabled -- and misses almost every time. show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    I'm a sucker for so-called "mockumentaries." They're charming, usually outlandish, and you never have to worry if anyone is getting exploited. NBT is no exception. show more

  • 50
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    The hit-or-miss nature of the gags makes NBT too uneven to recommend, but it's a great calling-card movie for guys who want to become professional comedy writers. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Wickedly funny and subversive. show more

  • 60
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Propelled by astute, straight-faced performances, it succeeds in stirring up some maniacal laughs. show more

  • 50
    Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly

    Has no stylistic flair and little forward momentum, yet nearly every scene contains an amusing bit of business, much of it off to the side of the main action. show more

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