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Based on 7 Reviews
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  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Compelling. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Engrossing documentary about the life and times of publisher Barney Rosset, who spent much of his career advancing the cause of free expression, is a flawless match of style and subject. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Very fine documentary. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    As vital, incisive and entertaining as its subject. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    A warm, entertaining compendium of counterculture voices and literary landmarks. show more

  • 70

    The case for publisher Barney Rosset's place as a hero in post-war America's battle for freedom of expression is persuasively argued in Obscene. show more

  • 83
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    Yhough Obscene tells the story without fully exploring its nuances, that story is both fascinating and more than a little inspiring. show more

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