Objectified (2009)

A documentary that examines the complex relationship people have with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It's a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 14, 2009
DVD Release Date: October 13, 2009
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

It gets you thinking.

Ronnie Scheib

Witty, engaging and exquisitely crafted.

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Andrew Pulver

This is real hothouse stuff, and Hustwit does a nice job elucidating it.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

That's what's great about his approach: he focuses on the most mundane of subjects and makes us think about them.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

As sleek and handsome as any of the new and improved household items it exhibits.

Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Has sporadically intriguing moments and stylish editing, but its lack of insight, elaborations and synthesis makes it seem deficient in both form and function as a documentary.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Objectified is so straightforward, sensible and thought-provoking that it alleviates that design noise instead of adding to it.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

It provides just enough information to invite further study without going into much detail. It's an intriguing film about what goes on beneath the surface of the objects we take for granted, but one that never digs as deep as it should.

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

This is an offering for those that can spot the beauty in objects from beamers to toilet bowl plungers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Objectified" is a mildly interesting documentary about design that sadly has more to do with symbolically and futilely trying to reinvent the wheel… More
Jeff Talbott
Like a very well-produced Nova special, or a Discovery channel in-depth program, this documentary about industrial design is interesting and chatty and slightly… More
Bill Cavros
Darn, you already pushed the thumbs down icon and you haven?t read the review. This move is really focused for people in to the design of anything material.… More