Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
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Innovative documentary filmmaker Errol Morris often finds a startling surreal edge in the midst of reality, seeking unique subjects, and discovering humor and pathos in odd, off-the-beaten-path locales. After Morris attracted attention with his memorable look at pet owners and pet cemeteries in Gates of Heaven (1978), he traveled into a backwash of quirky humor by filming Floridians in Vernon, Florida (1981). His controversial The Thin Blue Line (1988) helped free the innocent Randall Adams from prison. Morris ventured into drama with The Dark Wind (1991), and he also made a biographical… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

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"Unusual documentary pointless but engrossing."
‑ M. Faust, Common Sense Media
"Morris's juggling act as ringmaster somehow lucidly connects everything and comes up with an entertaining, dazzling and profound film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...an essay about the human struggle toward meaning."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Many filmmakers would turn the work into a mockery; by the end, you respect & care about them & it makes you think about your place in the world."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Fast, Cheap & Out of Control convinced me that a documentary can be a poem."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Offbeat and often intriguing"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A unique film. Morris puts four disparate characters together into one film, making penetrating observations about the nature of humanity."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"The only trouble with this documentary is not in telling people what it's about, but rather trying to figure out if there's anything that it's not about."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"A typically quirky and intriguing offering from Morris."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"In addition to its ability to be scrupulously analyzed, Fast, Cheap & Out of Control is entertaining, which is perhaps the most praised remark that can be given to a documentary."
‑ Rumsey Taylor, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"A perfect choice for those who want something completely different in their video viewing."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"demonstrates that [Morris] continues to find fascinating subject matter outside the mainstream"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
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