Tabloid (2011)

Thirty years before the antics of Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears were regular gossip fodder, Miss Wyoming Joyce McKinney made her mark as a tabloid staple ne plus ultra. Morris follows the salacious adventures of this beauty queen with an… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 15, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 1, 2011
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's far from his most thought-provoking work, but Tabloid finds Errol Morris as smart, spirited, and engaging as ever.

William Goss

Operates as both an examination of the dominating media mentality at the time and an embodiment of it, no less keen on delving into the juicy details now as tabloid rags were then.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Tabloid" is tantalizing, but like yesterday's headlines, it's a fleeting flirtation.

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Yasmin Shehab

Hollywood hasn't come up with a story as exciting as this.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

This is a lighter, less significant work than his 'Standard Operating Procedure' or 'The Fog of War', but it's engrossing and pleasingly slippery with the facts.

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Dana Stevens

Though the events Tabloid recounts took place in the pre-digital age, the film also functions as a kind of prehistory of modern celebrity culture and tabloid journalism.

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

Tabloid is totally fascinating. It features brilliant editing and pacing along with well thought out concepts that are expertly executed. A must see!

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Errol Morris is a genius, a gifted documentarian who has made better movies than "Tabloid," but none so entertaining.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Morris's subject is sexual fantasy and a particular kind of American stupidity-the ability to substitute self-justification for self-knowledge. His tone is merry.

Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Mesmerizing...In Joyce McKinney, Morris has found a fittingly weird and funny muse

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
"Tabloid" is an invasive, if underwhelming, character study that follows the life of Joyce McKinney, a former beauty queen with a genius IQ and a… More
Lewis C.
One of the most bizzare, unpredictable, and entertaining documentaries that I've seen. You have to see this one to believe it, and then you can make your… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"As Brigitte Bardot said, I gave my youth to men and my old age to dogs I can trust."</i> A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who… More
Reid Volk
How Morris finds these people is beyond me. However, he manages again to tell an incredibly bizarre story through the mouths and pictures of the odd players… More
paul sandberg
Usually in a documentary the director slants the facts to suit an agenda; either by judicious editing of talking head testimony, or by omitting certain facts.… More
Tim Sigur
Funny and larger than life story told by one of the best. I would explain it to you, but finding out about it is half the fun. I could have watched this lady… More