Auto Focus
Auto Focus (2002)

Based on true story, a glimpse into the colorful life, and mysterious death, of actor Bob Crane. Handsome and charming, Crane became well known as the star of CBS' hit comedy "Hogan's Heroes" (1965-1971). Capitalizing on… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score
72%
Flixster
User Score
60%



Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kinnear and Dafoe help make this downward spiral of one man's life a compelling watch.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Schrader really isn't interested in Crane except as the straw man for his moral lessons about sin and sexuality and the nature of celebrity.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It never answers the key question: Why should we care?

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

What makes the material work so well here is the perception that both writer and director choose to execute with its protagonist, which is not to provide overlying sympathy for him or his choices.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

How do you make a movie with depth about a man who lacked any? On the evidence before us, the answer is clear: Not easily and, in the end, not well enough.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Watching this cold, detached movie, you never get the sense that Schrader cares one whit about Crane or is even curious about understanding the compulsions that wrecked his marriage and career and eventually cost him his life.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Ultimately one-dimensional and superficial look into the life of Bob Crane...

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Admirably unconventional film.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

It's no fun to watch, but there's no denying the power of its point of view, of its two lead performances and of its claim to attention as an evocation of recent social history.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

A repetitive and disappointingly shallow look at what is in fact an intriguing Hollywood mystery.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Watchable, but not recommendable.
Randy Tippy
Apparently there is a downside to pornography. Who knew?!?!
jay nixon
Extremely dark but with good acting.
Dean !
A well made film about the actor Bob Crane from a hit 70's TV show. His soaring popularity effects him in many ways, becoming a sex addict and with… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
Willem Dafoe is my GOD.
Clintus Maximus
This movie is the portarit of Bob Crane's degeneration from seemingly wholesome family man into a deplorable, disgusting condition. Because of his dual… More

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