Inserts (1975)

Writer/director John Byrum filmed this bizarre and controversial period picture on one massive set. It takes place in the 1930s, and stars Richard Dreyfuss as Boy Wonder, a once-great Hollywood director, who spends all of his time in… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: January 1, 1975
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Byrum's X-rated smut fest is abundantly witty, often pointed, and well played by the entire cast (of five).

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Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

A self-reflexive text (and dark satire) on the movie industry's depiction of sex on screen in the early years of the MPAA ratings system.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Writer-director John Byrum's storyline is alternately fascinating and flaccid (sorry), but the dialogue hums along nicely.

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Fernando F. Croce

John Byrum's sardonic exposition of the artist's dilemma

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Sarah Boslaugh

...pure tedium from beginning to end.

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Shane Burridge

A new twist on the usual affection for the 20s-30s that cinema-goers were accustomed to

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Terrible mess of a movie, some real talent involved in this misfire but catch them in their much better work.
Eric Broome
Daring but abrasive, "Inserts" is notable for its casting of well-known faces in a surprisingly explicit film. Also unusual: Minus a prologue that… More
Stephen Earnest
"Inserts" is a curious little gem of 70s filmmaking that isn't likable or very good, but it is interesting enough to merit at least a single… More