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Based on 17 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Really is just an excuse to string together some silly fake-movie clips. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Deadpan, dead-on parody of a schlockmeister at work and play. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Dumb fun is the best way to describe The Independent, and I mean that as a compliment. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    A charming and funny look at the independent filmmaking business and the thin line between a masterpiece and a $9 nap. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    May be the only movie in recent memory unworthy of its own genuinely hilarious Web site, show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    There are some charming moments and some funny scenes along the way. But you end up feeling sorry for the likes of Ron Howard, Karen Black, Fred Williamson and Peter Bogdanovich, who agreed to play themselves in cameo. show more

  • 38
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Excruciatingly unamusing. show more

  • 80
    Film Threat

    We need more films like THIS! The filmmaking team of Stephen Kessler and Mike Wilkins join Jerry Stiller and Janeane Garofalo to pay loving tribute to the world of exploitation films. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Everyone involved obviously had a blast, but in the end this is a one-joke movie, and the joke is stretched too thin. show more

  • 78
    Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle

    Goofily funny, oddly tenderhearted mock-documentary. show more

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