• Tabloid (2011)

Tabloid

Release Date: July 15th, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 1st, 2011

R |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

One of America's top documentary filmmakers, Errol Morris, turns his attention to the outrageous and nearly unbelievable story of Joyce McKinney. She's a former Miss Wyoming beauty queen who gained a great deal of notoriety after being accused of kidnapping a young Mormon missionary, restraining him in chains and raping him in England in 1977. The unbalanced McKinney is interviewed extensively, particularly about her ambition to write a memoir telling her side of the tale.

Cast: Joyce McKinney, Troy Williams, Peter Tory, Kent Gavin, Jackson Shaw, Dr. Hong

Director: Errol Morris

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: England, 1970s, Emotional, Temptation, Escape, Love, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    It's an amusing enough story, all right, and it adequately fills up Tabloid's 88 minutes - but a minute longer would have been too much. show more

  • 70
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    Tabloid spins a heck of a yarn, while implicitly warning viewers not to be so entertained that they believe every gamy detail. show more

  • 70
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    Morris clearly invested so much time and energy in McKinney's story because he saw her as emblematic of our crazed times. Others might wonder whether the sad saga deserves quite this much attention, but there's no denying the film's morbid fascination. show more

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