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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    A little movie with a lot of hilarious swearing and an unexpectedly big heart. show more

  • 70
    John Anderson Wall Street Journal

    People might have laughed at the old Jack Rebney, but they were laughing at themselves as well. And counting their blessings. Everyone has a cranky side. Unlike Mr. Rebney's, it isn't usually gawked at by 20 million people. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A film that starts out as a gimmick but winds up as a genuinely touching character study, though one does wonder whether that is what the filmmaker initially intended. show more

  • 70
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    An earnest and occasionally poignant attempt to penetrate Rebney's potent man-on-fire image and explore the impact of becoming an Internet sideshow. show more

  • 80
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    The director wants him to engage his "audience," but Rebney -- as misanthropic as one would expect of a man who lives alone in a remote rural cabin -- only wants to talk about politics. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Although we find out a lot about this virtual hermit and develop an admiration for his cantankerous principles, the movie leaves some questions unanswered. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A highly entertaining first-person documentary . show more

  • 75
    Washington Post

    Entertaining and thoughtful documentary. show more

  • 63
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    The only real tension the documentary has, once Steinbauer has his first meeting with Rebney, is whether the filmmaker is celebrating him more than exploiting him. show more

  • 80
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    An intriguing look at the effects on one man's life; whether they're worth the cost is something Steinbauer leaves up to us. show more

  • July 19, 2010 wealth2chat
    Report This User

    Funny, sweet and entertaining. A must see!

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