American Grindhouse
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Dive into the sordid history of American exploitation films in this documentary narrated by Academy Award-nominee Robert Forster, and featuring interviews with John Landis, William Lustig, Larry Cohen, Jack Hill, and Herschell Gordon Lewis. This is the story of the movies that kept audiences coming back to the cinema for more, and the filmmakers who helped turn bad taste into fine art. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In its academic approach, American Grindhouse is like sex ed: the lecture gets tedious, but it's worth sitting through for the pictures."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"Highly recommended viewing not only for grindhouse fans but for anyone with an interest in film history."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Entertaining and knowledgeable history of American exploitation movies."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"Nitpicky enough to please film-history nerds but lively in a way that should tickle the merely curious."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"American Grindhouse is a little vanilla in its presentation, but it's a pretty fascinating story nonetheless."
‑ Jason Zingale,
"Traces the history, excesses, and glory of unsavory cinema, providing a magnificent education in the process, communicating the nuances and traditions of a brand often disregarded as forgettable schlock."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"American Grindhouse seems to miss the irony of what the recent proliferation of faux-exploitation films actually partially represents."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
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