Zizek! (2005)

The author of works on subjects as wide-ranging as Alfred Hitchcock, 9/11, opera, Christianity, Lenin and David Lynch, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek is one of the most important -- and outrageous -- cultural theorists working today.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 17, 2005
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2006
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Joshua Glenn
Boston Globe

Zizek is a revolutionary playing a comedian playing a revolutionary. Which makes him worth watching, even in this movie.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

If you see only one documentary about a Slovene philosopher this year, it will most likely be Astra Taylor's brisk little film Zizek!

Pamela Jahn
Electric Sheep

Watching this fresh, brief and enjoyable documentary on DVD is brilliantly stimulating and prompts one to think further about Slavoj iek's original, politically incorrect and ultimately vital analysis of society.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

With an exclamation point suggesting the collegial equivalent of Beatlemania, Zizek! is a movie made by a groupie too enamored of her subject to make a satisfying film about him.

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John Anderson

Taylor, making her first feature-length documentary, has the wits to capture the taut mind and disheveled lifestyle of a very funny man.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Zizek! is a stylish, surprisingly energetic film.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Americans might want to approach him first on the printed page rather than the hyperactive Zizek!

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

[Sings] to the smug choir of post-structuralist academia, who have so few movies made for their matinee satisfaction.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Zizek is such an entertaining speaker -- his eyes intense, his fingers jabbing, spittle flying from his lips -- that you don't mind that so many concepts are whizzing by your ears.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Zizek!" is a mildly interesting documentary that follows Slavoj Zizek, a political philosopher, as he gives talks in New York,… More