A Fuller Life
A Fuller Life (2014)

Filmmaker Samantha Fuller pays tribute to her late father, American film and literary icon Sam Fuller, with this film featuring excerpts from his memoirs read by fans, friends, and followers. Participants include Joe Dante, James Franco,… More

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Writer, director, reporter, soldier, lover, father and lifelong outsider: the title of this warm doc about the legendary Samuel Fuller pretty much sums it up.

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Ronnie Scheib

A loving tribute for those well versed in the Fuller canon, the doc may prove less revelatory than entertaining for neophytes.

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Kathy Fennessy
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

If [Samantha Fuller's] film inspires more people to seek out Fuller's work, however, that will be more than enough.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

A loving and illuminating documentary about an American original, Samuel Fuller.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

It's a proud film but average.

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Robert Horton
Seattle Weekly

If you are already a fan of Samuel Fuller's uncompromising pulp cinema, you'll be delighted by this new documentary tour covering the life and career of the director,writer, and producer.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This affectionate documentary by his daughter, Samantha, distinguishes itself from most such endeavors by minimizing the usual clip-illustrated filmography to focus largely on his formative experiences.

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Graham Fuller
The Arts Desk

A Fuller Life is too small and too celebratory to contain analysis -- and the unpretentious Fuller would have thanked God for that, whatever he might have said to himself. Nonetheless, it's a solid primer about a remarkable man's journey.

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Elias Savada
Film International

Cinephiles and history (especially WWII) enthusiasts will find a lot to like in the film. Fans of Fuller (we are legion) will have their appetites lightly whetted.

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