Fuck (F*ck)
Fuck (F*ck) (2005)

The Queen Mother of all dirty words (as it was once described by Jean Shepherd) is examined through all its linguistic, sociological, legal, and ethical implications in this documentary. Filmmaker Steven Anderson interviews dozens of people… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 10, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A documentary that sets out to explore a lingual taboo but can't escape its own naughty posturing.

David Jenkins
Time Out

The insight-neutral scrag ends of what feels like ten decent documentaries on censorship, semantics, social policy and broadcasting coalesce in this painfully self-satisfied and poorly made 'shock-doc'.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

But F*** gives short shrift to a question that many moviegoers may well ponder: How, exactly, has this word become a substitute for wit, or, in many movies, for dialogue?

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Cole Smithey

As Lenny Bruce famously pointed out, fuck is an important word because, "if you can't say fuck, you can't say fuck the government."

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Anderson's glib approach is to the movie's advantage, allowing anything profound to seem unexpected.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

If anything, the most vivid impression created by the movie is how much fun the word's use can potentially be and how its power is inevitably emboldened in direct proportion to the forces of decency lined up against it.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

As well as being humdrum, this is past its sell-by date: the film is a product of the Bush years, with the liberals making all the old complaints about Dubya's encouragement of cultural puritanism.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

But in the end, F*CK is at most a compendium of opinions and examples, and never feels like a story.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

... It's a mere 90-some minutes long; it only feels like seven hours.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

Smug, shallow, repetitive, unilluminating and rarely funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Funny and controversial documentary, that investigate taboos in society about the word FUCK. Just like The Aristocrats, F*uck, is a entertaining film. Problem:… More
Ken Stachnik
Great fucking documentary. Boone!!!
MisterYoda ?
Fuck me, Motherfuckers!!
Emily Armstrong
What a great documentary. It examines the unusual etymology of the Eff word, as well as its cultural uses and the responses and reactions to it. It delves a… More
Jim Careter
Gordon Anderson
No budget documentary filled with talking heads which skates around the issues about profanity in society but fails to crystallize the central idea that the… More