A Fuller Life
A Fuller Life (2014)

Filmmaker Samantha Fuller pays tribute to her late father, American film and literary icon Sam Fuller, with this film featuring excerpts from his memoirs read by fans, friends, and followers. Participants include Joe Dante, James Franco,… More

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Writer, director, reporter, soldier, lover, father and lifelong outsider: the title of this warm doc about the legendary Samuel Fuller pretty much sums it up.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

A loving tribute for those well versed in the Fuller canon, the doc may prove less revelatory than entertaining for neophytes.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Built around readings of Fuller's writing by the likes of Mark Hamill, Bill Duke, William Friedkin, and Joe Dante, this documentary from Samantha Fuller tells the story of her father's life in his own words.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

A loving and illuminating documentary about an American original, Samuel Fuller.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

It's a proud film but average.

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Forrest Cardamenis
Little White Lies

A creative and rousing adaptation of Samuel Fuller's superlative autobiography, made by his daughter.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This affectionate documentary by his daughter, Samantha, distinguishes itself from most such endeavors by minimizing the usual clip-illustrated filmography to focus largely on his formative experiences.

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Elias Savada
Film International

Cinephiles and history (especially WWII) enthusiasts will find a lot to like in the film. Fans of Fuller (we are legion) will have their appetites lightly whetted.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

A clumsily constructed documentary that compounds its cockeyed chronology by devoting too little time to the movies on which Fuller's reputation rests.

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