Zizek!
Zizek! (2005)

The author of works on subjects as wide-ranging as Alfred Hitchcock, 9/11, opera, Christianity, Lenin and David Lynch, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek is one of the most important -- and outrageous -- cultural theorists working today.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joshua Glenn
Boston Globe

Zizek is a revolutionary playing a comedian playing a revolutionary. Which makes him worth watching, even in this movie.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

If you see only one documentary about a Slovene philosopher this year, it will most likely be Astra Taylor's brisk little film Zizek!

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Zizek! is a stylish, surprisingly energetic film.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

With an exclamation point suggesting the collegial equivalent of Beatlemania, Zizek! is a movie made by a groupie too enamored of her subject to make a satisfying film about him.

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John Anderson
Newsday

Taylor, making her first feature-length documentary, has the wits to capture the taut mind and disheveled lifestyle of a very funny man.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Zizek is such an entertaining speaker -- his eyes intense, his fingers jabbing, spittle flying from his lips -- that you don't mind that so many concepts are whizzing by your ears.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Americans might want to approach him first on the printed page rather than the hyperactive Zizek!

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

[Sings] to the smug choir of post-structuralist academia, who have so few movies made for their matinee satisfaction.

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Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

You may not grasp his ideological philosophy, but you'll have a good time making the attempt.

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Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Zizek!" is a mildly interesting documentary that follows Slavoj Zizek, a political philosopher, as he gives talks in New York,… More