Live! (2007)

"Live!" follows ABN network president Katy Courbet and up-and-coming documentary filmmaker Rex as inspiration strikes to create the most daring reality program ever. The show is Russian Roulette, network style, with contestants… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 1, 2007
DVD Release Date: December 1, 2009
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Uneven media satire on how far TV will go to secure ratings. Unfortunately it's neither as funny or as sharp as it hopes to be.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

It's hard to distinguish between the cynical indifference of the characters and the arrogant nihilism of the film itself.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

There is a big problem in believing any of it, but a certain amount of fun watching television's more ghastly denizens wonder whether murder will improve the ratings. It does.

Tim Evans
Sky Cinema

However, in a world where reality show formats are beyond parody, this particular gun goes off half-cocked.

Andrew O'Hehir

Worth seeing for the slinky, snakelike, sexy and oddly vulnerable performance of Eva Mendes, a star-making role if I've ever seen one.

David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)

Mendes (best known as Will Smith's love interest in Hitch) is enjoyably poisonous, making Live! just about worth catching.

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Cath Clarke

Triumphs, humiliation, barmy monologues and temper tantrums - reality television is scarcely in need of parodying. Certainly not from a preachy film like this.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A surprisingly plausible mockumentary...

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Jane Crowther
Total Film

This crass, inauthentic mock-doc exposing the evils of reality shows and the venality of TV honchos manages both to bore and insult simultaneously.

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James Christopher
Times (UK)

Bill Guttentag's film is one of those shrill and cheery conspiracies on the wilder side of probability. But the black comedy has an infectious pace, and screwy logic.

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