Best Worst Movie
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In 1989, unwitting Utah actors starred in the undisputed worst movie in history: "Troll 2" decades later, the legendarily inept film's child star unravels the improbable, heartfelt story of an Alabama dentist-turned-cult movie icon and an Italian filmmaker who come to terms with this genuine, internationally revered cinematic failure.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Troll 2 has become a midnight favorite, and Stephenson looks at the phenomenon while catching up with his profoundly untalented costars and the grouchy Italian director."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"[A] surprisingly rich documentary."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"[The] doc offers fittingly low-tech amusement throughout --which is a hell of a lot more than can be said about the tediously incomprehensible movie it champions."
‑ Laura Kern, Film Comment Magazine
"All about the shooting and rise to cult status of Troll 2, deemed the Best Worst Movie of all time, this doc is entertaining whether you're a Troll 2-ite or not."
‑ Jennifer Merin,
"A very charming and touching documentary..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A documentary so enthusiastic, good-natured and sweet about such an abject disaster that it almost makes Troll 2 worthwhile."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Somewhere, Ed Wood must be smiling."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"This is a sweet film about an unusual but notable part of "Hollywood," for a group of people who have, for the most part, barely been to Los Angeles."
‑ Eric Goldman, IGN Movies
"What about old-school cult favorite "Manos: The Hands of Fate" ... Does Armond White have to step in with a Fresh review to get the ball rolling?"
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"It does make you realize that nobody gets up in the morning, showers, breakfasts, dresses and goes to work thinking they're making the worst film in history..."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"This curiously touching doc has a bittersweet ending."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"In 26 years as a film reviewer, I've never seen a film that so perfectly encapsulates the obsession Pauline Kael famously classified as Movie Love."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Whether or not you believe Troll 2 is the single worst film ever made... any fan of so-bad-it's-good cinema will appreciate this loving tribute"
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"Cheap laughs are still laughs, right?"
‑ Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto
"Fortunately, Best Worst Movie is not a revisionist attempt to rehabilitate Troll 2's dubious reputation. Instead, director Michael Stephenson, examines that 1990 film's unexpected rebirth as a midnight movie camp sensation."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
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