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Based on 34 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Morris is a storyteller of the highest order, and within seconds, he draws us into his subject, doling out details, making us wonder what will happen next and dropping bombs for maximum impact. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Errol Morris's documentary was made, and scheduled for release, long before the News of the World story broke. The smart part is that the film dissects those excesses deftly with a quasitabloid style of its own. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    There's nothing mean-spirited, or judgmental, about the way Morris goes about his business - he must have been kicking himself with glee as one bizarre strand of the story unravels to reveal the next. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's all compelling, in the way reading trashy gossip usually is. But without any new perspectives, what's the point? show more

  • 70
    Stephen Farber The Hollywood Reporter

    Morris clearly invested so much time and energy in McKinney's story because he saw her as emblematic of our crazed times. Others might wonder whether the sad saga deserves quite this much attention, but there's no denying the film's morbid fascination. show more

  • 70
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Tabloid spins a heck of a yarn, while implicitly warning viewers not to be so entertained that they believe every gamy detail. show more

  • 70
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    It's an amusing enough story, all right, and it adequately fills up Tabloid's 88 minutes - but a minute longer would have been too much. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It is a spellbinding enigma, and one of the damnedest films Morris has ever made. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    One of Morris' swiftest works, yet also one of his saddest, Tabloid reveals among other things what happens when one person's definition of ordinary healthy romance is undone by another's. show more

  • 88
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    McKinney, a woman whose spellbinding and baffling presence - nay, performance - in Tabloid more than lives up to her recent off-screen antics. show more

  • November 17, 2011 tp00000000105204
    Report This User

    I never heard about this story guess I was too young to keep up with international headlines back when it all happened. Fascinating story about a passionate young woman who followed her heart and ended up one of the most famous people in the press and media. An amazing and disturbing story that didn\'t end there, this lady keeps surprising even mush later in life. A very entertaining documentary and fascinating story about the life of a blond girl passionate for what she believes in.

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