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Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie Movie Poster

Rated R for language and some nudity.

R In Theaters 06/7/2013 , 90min.
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June 12, 2013
chek101
Yeah, I remember Alan Burke. But the way I remember it he wasn't on for long? Or was he? Seems to me he was thrown off the show or something all of a sudden.
June 05, 2013
memory7152
Does anyone rember Alan Burke ? Downey was a copy not an original.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
The film is like his life: scabrous, upsetting, kind of moving, funny as hell, alive with hints of how we've become what we are. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
Watching a movie about the late trash-TV pioneer turns out to be fascinating, even when his story is told as messily as it is here. Full Review
Ben Kenigsberg
The A.V. Club
Ironically for a movie about the ratings value of shock, Évocateur suffers from its own lack of red meat. Full Review
David Edelstein
New York Magazine (Vulture)
Downey found a way to channel his working-class audience’s anger against liberal shibboleths and not incidentally take down both his dad and his surrogate dad — Teddy ­Kennedy. It’s a ­riveting Oedipal tragedy. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
This fascinating show-business documentary brings its subject to life, warts and all, in a way that would no doubt have thoroughly pleased him. Full Review

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