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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Kirby Dick's indispensable guerrilla attack on the film-ratings system gives Hollywood a swift, smart and hilarious kick in its institutional, hypocritical ass. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Extremely amusing. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    There is no question that the organization is a riveting subject for a film. show more

  • 80
    Wall Street Journal

    In the ultimate test, Kirby submits this very documentary to the tender mercies of the MPAA. It gets slapped with an NC-17 for graphic content. He appeals. He loses -- ten votes to zip. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Hugely entertaining catalog of MPAA follies. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Fascinating, amusing and ultimately disturbing. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Dick's strongest points are that these raters receive no training and are given no standards by which to judge movies. Experts in child psychology or media or social studies are not consulted. Nor are they allowed on the board. The days of counting F-words or pelvic thrusts need to end, and in the film's quieter moments, Dick makes this case compellingly. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    While This Film Is Not Yet Rated does not suggest an alternative to the ratings board, it does expose this Tinseltown sham to some well-deserved public ridicule. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Ultimately, Dick subordinates scholarship to passion, which may be exactly what it takes to convince mainstream moviegoers that they should care about a system that shortchanges THEM when they go to the movies. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The filmmaker doesn't exactly let anyone off the hook. show more

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