Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore
Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010)

This documentary profiles former Georgia running back Herschel Walker. The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner overcame teenage bouts with bullying for being overweight and having a severe stutter.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 17, 2012
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

nly cult enthusiasts will appreciate The Godfather of Gore as cinema history. The rest of us are left with a bunch of great stories about cheerfully unsavoury characters.

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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

Initially enjoyable, the doc grows overindulgent of its subject.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This entertaining portrait of the legendary exploitation filmmaker is probably more fun than actually watching his films.

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

Crammed with clips, behind-the-scenes footage and other archival material, this documentary love letter to pioneering exploitation filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis is aimed squarely at fans of his boundary-testing gore and nudie movies.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

It would be naive not to expect bad taste in a movie about bad taste.

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