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The Notorious Bettie Page

Rated R for nudity, sexual content and some language.

R In Theaters 04/14/2006 , 90min.
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98%
Viewer score based on 10 ratings
64%
Critic score based on 38 reviews

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Claudia Puig
USA Today
Because we are left with so many questions, the film emerges as emotionally lacking and flat when it should be moving, or at least enlightening. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
The film takes a little time to explore the political landscape of the time, and features an Oscar-worthy lead performance. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
In spite of the film's surface allure -- no, not the leather, the period evocation -- and a fine performance by Gretchen Mol in the title role, Bettie is in bondage to a shallow, black-and-white script. Full Review
Keith Phipps
The Onion (A.V. Club)
Mol nails it, in a performance that should earn her a comeback on a Heath Ledger-like scale. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Harron has said she was determined to be nonjudgmental about Page, to do justice to the woman's "mystery and ambiguity." In practice, however, that attitude plays as coldness, and Page, for all her remarkable zest, comes off as a not terribly interesting person we're given no incentive to become involved with. Full Review

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