S.O.B. (1981)

In this biting comedy satirizing Hollywood cynicism from writer-director Blake Edwards, Felix Farmer (Richard Mulligan) is a motion picture director whose career is on the skids. Having just completed a family musical that is sure to be a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 1, 1981
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A sustained blast of unbridled vitriol from writer-director Blake Edwards, S.O.B. is one of the blackest -- and most consistently funny -- Hollywood satires ever put to film.

Variety Staff

Black comedy is a tough commodity to sustain and, after a broad start, Edwards quickly finds a deft balance that paints a cockeyed, self-contained world that comfortably supports its exaggerated characters.

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People Magazine

S.O.B. is a poison pen letter to the industry, a film of undisguised hatred. Edwards' sense of the funny has sunk to sour insults.

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Steve Crum

Caustic, satirical, and one of Blake Edwards' best.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

It seems more like an expectorant for Edwards' bile than an entertainment aimed at an audience.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Blake Edwards' outrageous S.O.B. may never be held in the same regard as Sunset Boulevard or The Player, but as a searing satire about the underbelly of the Hollywood lifestyle, it still ranks as one of the best.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

If only it were half as clever as it thinks it is.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

It's a nasty, biased, self-serving movie that also happens to be hilarious most of the time.

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Fernando F. Croce

Blake Edwards cleans house

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

What I regard as Edwards' crowning achievement. It is a wickedly funny, impeccably cast, ingeniously subversive satire of the Hollywood film industry.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Wu Chouin
I mostly watched this to see Julie Andrews 45 yr old boobies. Guess what? They were fantastic! The movie was decent too, but no masterpiece.
Lee Kyle
I saw this a million years ago but i think i liked it.
Sunil Jawahir
This movie has an amazing cast and a great deal of potential but it's a little too all over the place. But...it has one of my favorite things in the… More