24 Hours on Craigslist
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A camera crew sets out to document a day in the life of one of the Web's most popular message boards in this eclectic documentary. 24 Hours on Craigslist seeks to dissect the enduring appeal of craigslist.org, a simple, text-based, free-of-charge posting service that internet surfers use to sell goods, find soulmates, and recruit employees/colleagues/collaborators. From 121 postings made on August 4, 2003, filmmaker Michael Ferris Gibson charted random San Francisco denizens ranging from the ordinary to the outrageous: Apartment-dwellers seeking roommates; a drag perfomer searching for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Intermittently amusing, rarely illuminating and ultimately tedious documentary."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"The disorganized documentary 24 Hours on Craigslist is primarily a stroll through human desire as manifested on the popular Internet site Craigslist.org."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"The flick itself gets a B-, but the DVD is grade-A impressive all the way."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Monsters At Play
"Where does one go to find all of these bizarre folks? Filmmaker Michael Ferris Gibson didn't have to look much further than Criagslist.org."
‑ Eric Campos, Film Threat
"It plays too much like a paid ad. Everybody interviewed had a positive experience. But what about those who didn't?"
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A diverting infomercial."
‑ R. Emmet Sweeney, Village Voice
"I can't imagine 24 Hours on Google being any more or less compelling."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Personalities are as engaging as they are diverse, while zippy, well-photographed package is never dull."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"A fun and free-form celebration of the site's communal spirit and only-in-San Francisco ethos."
‑ John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle
"As a way of saying 'people sure are wacky,' Gibson's movie succeeds, although it goes on a bit long."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
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