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Based on 39 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Killer-funny documentary. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A one-joke documentary stretched, with surprising success, to full length. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A documentary that dissects the essence of comedy as well as showcases outrageous improvisational humor. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Your reaction to the film will depend on your tolerance for scatology -- some of this stuff is very funny, although most of it is grindingly, numbingly awful -- and your interest in standup comics. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Though a fine specimen of cultural anthropology, The Aristocrats is too shapeless to be satisfying as a film. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    What keeps the film from becoming obnoxiously redundant is the conviviality of the comedians. These are funny people even when they're not telling the joke. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Obscene, disgusting, vulgar and vile, The Aristocrats might be the funniest movie you'll ever see. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    You'll either be screaming with laughter - or be incredibly offended. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The Aristocrats -- the movie, not the joke -- is a working demonstration of the pleasures of the profane. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Sure, this movie is proudly profane, but it's also funny. show more

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