It Came from Kuchar
It Came from Kuchar (2010)

"It Came From Kuchar" is a film about the legendary, underground filmmaking twins, George and Mike Kuchar. As kids in the 1950s, George and Mike began making no-budget 8mm epics in their Bronx neighborhood, starring friends and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 15, 2010
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A lively little doc that might just do for you what it did for me -- provide a welcome introduction and an amusing education.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

In any case, the documentary is interesting as a human story. And anyone who loves the Kuchar brothers' films or underground cinema in general will take extra pleasure in it.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

A love letter from Kroot to the Kuchars that works both as an introduction to their work and an appreciation for the sophisticated Kuchar fan.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Kroot's film, with assists from interview subjects like John Waters, Buck Henry, Wayne Wang, Guy Maddin and Atom Egoyan, makes a compelling case not so much for the Kuchars' movies, exactly, as for their independent spirit.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The portrait that emerges is affectionate and fascinating. The brothers themselves are un-self-consciously talkative, unassumingly odd and frequently very funny.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

It's ironic that director Jennifer M. Kroot was able to make a good movie about twin brothers George and Mike Kuchar, the low-budget underground auteurs who have been cranking out terrible low-budget genre films since the early 1960s

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The movie makes the case that the best American filmmakers may be the uncelebrated ones who helplessly turn life into art simply as a means to get out of bed every day.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

You don't have to have ever seen any of their movies to enjoy It Came From Kuchar, directed by one of George's former students, Jennifer M. Kroot. But you'll probably want to catch up with their work afterward.

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Chris Faraone
Boston Phoenix

For a documentary about D-movie mavens, It Came from Kuchar is expertly edited, and it serves as both a comprehensive archival overview for diehard fans and a thorough introduction for beginners.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Holly crazy eyebrows Batman, how have I not heard of Kuchar before?