Friedkin Uncut

7.11 h 48 min201916+
William Friedkin, the hotshot director of The Exorcist and The French Connection, now 83 years old, is interviewed about his career, and a number of his colleagues and admirers weigh in with reminiscences and tributes.
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Francesco ZippelNicola AllietaInti CarboniCarlo Alberto OrecchiaFederica Paniccia
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S. MartinReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
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I got really excited when I saw Friedkin got his own doc, but alas, it goes down all the usual routes. Spends more time on French Connection and Exorcist than anything else, everyone takes the time to take a dump on Roy Scheider for being miscast in Sorcerer (which I found offensive - Scheider's great in it), To Live and Die in LA gets mentioned a lot but not enough time spent on, and there is zero mention of many of Friedkin's other movies (Brink's Job, Deal of the Century, etc). I would have liked to have learned more about those, since they're rarely ever mentioned. If you're a Friedkin fan this is a doc worth checking out, but if you're hoping to learn anything new, you won't. Luckily we'll always have those DVD commentaries.
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Matthew SReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
A decent, not earth-shattering documentary
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A decent doc that's especially good for someone not very familiar with Friedkin's canon. I was mainly interested in learning more about SORCERER.
Friedkin seems like a cool guy but it also felt like he was playing a caricature of himself. He sure has had a lot of botulism injected into the ol' face. His speech and cadence is similar to Trump's, but far more intelligent.
The interviews with people (Juno Temple, Tarantino, et al) were cool, and the doc made me want to revisit The French Connection. Worthwhile but a bit underwhelming.
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tekisReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2020
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Great Freidkin bio!
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William Freidkin made some of my favorite films. He goes through most of them: The Exorcist, Sorcerer, The French Connection, etc. I wish he would've touched on "Ronin," but I guess they only had so much time. I found it fascinating! I love hearing great directors talk about their films.
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George W. DavisReviewed in the United States on November 1, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
The first 40 minutes is "Exorcist" talk
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After the exorcist they do cover other films of his, but never in such detail and with so many actors and others. It fell a little short of being comprehensive.
San Diego GirlReviewed in the United States on July 6, 2020
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He IS an Artist!
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Candid honest and like Friedkin - uncut!
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