Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

Filmmaker Mark Hartley explores Australia's hidden genre in this documentary that casually casts aside "official" film history to celebrate the demented genius of director Brian Trenchard-Smith, and the exciting wave of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 6, 2009
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A raucous, fast-paced celebration of the Ozploitation films that came out of Australia in the 1970s and 1980s.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This is as insightful a glimpse into a country's cinema as you're likely to see at this running time.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tarantino's enthusiasm notwithstanding, backstage gossip about movies of no importance is enough to bore even certified film geeks.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

It's almost criminal, the amount of fun filmmaker Mark Hartley has conducting this wildly salacious, enormously entertaining documentary.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

It's all very foul, and completely entertaining.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If Not Quite Hollywood is not quite convincing, it is quite entertaining.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

What's nice about a movie like this is that it gives you a sampling of this genre without making you sit down and watch hours and hours of movies.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Not Quite Hollywood is jammed with well-preserved clips of the Aussie movies that started pushing the limits after censorship was essentially dropped in 1971.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

What's cool and always kicky is seeing a country's irreverent movie trash being treated with such, well, reverence.

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

If you don't already love the underground world of masochistic movies, this will be a real eye-opener.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Not Quite Hollywood is a terrific documentary about the Ozploitation genre. The Australians didn't have a film industry, but in the late 60's to early… More
Anthony Lawrie
Ozploitation rules! So many new films for me to seek out, it's going to keep me busy for a while. An informative, entertaining and quite funny documentary.… More
El Hombre Invisible
Not only does it celebrate a lesser-known world of international cinema, it also pays homage to its creators without without too much ego-stroking, and… More
Gordon A
Fascinating journey through the seedy underbelly of Australian cinema which threw up Mad Max and inspired later genre pieces like Wolf Creek. Highlights the… More
Steve K
Thoroughly enjoyable look at the history of Ozploitation films. Added so many movies on to me want-to-see list it's not even funny. Even if you… More
Ken Stachnik
I now have like 25 more movies I need to see...sigh The list never ends.