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Described as a modern-day Hollywood version of Day for Night, director Steven Soderbergh's first digital video production was also shot employing a modified version of the frills-free Dogma 95 rules set forth by Lars Von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, allowing a relatively small budget of about two million dollars. Julia Roberts and Blair Underwood star, respectively, as Francesca and Calvin, actors performing in a motion picture directed by David Fincher and co-starring Brad Pitt (who play themselves). Woven in and out of the film production story thread are several other subplots including… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Soderbergh is so busy trying to create his movie-within-a-movie -- and, in at least one instance, his movie-within- a-movie-within -a-movie -- that he botches the enclosing movie."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine
"Mr. Soderbergh's direction and visual style struck me as unusually and unimpressively fussy and pretentious."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Some vivid moments, but overall, just so-so."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Soderbergh's movie likely will appeal more to filmmakers than filmgoers."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"The meta-elements never hamper the central appeal of the film, which are the rich and flawed characters who are simply searching for a connection with another human being."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"The best you can say about Full Frontal, an ensemble piece that flirts with ideas about illusion and reality, is that the movie qualifies as a failed experiment."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Full Frontal is like the 'Special Features' disc of the DVD without the original movie."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The most dense, fascinating collage of notions and meta-narrative references and formal tinkering in Soderbergh's whole career."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Click to read review"
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"...Soderbergh has essentially gone full circle and made his artiest flick yet. Trouble is, it's just not terribly interesting."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A boring, amateurish, incomprehensible and stupefyingly pretentious pile of swill."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"When improv is done well, it sheds a unique light on the human condition. When it is done adequately, as it is in Full Frontal, it simply makes you long for a good script and pricey production values."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"It's a doodle movie, a sketchbook. I was held by the tinkering quality of it, though."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"a dizzyingly convoluted exploration of sex, art, identity and reality"
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
"Should've been released as a lowkey DVD."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
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