Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel
Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel (2011)

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 27, 2012
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Like many of the 400-odd movies Roger Corman has produced and/or directed, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel has a title that sizzles over content that merely simmers.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
NPR

To fresh eyes, Corman's World may feel more like a meal; to the rest of us, it's merely a glance at the menu.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Surprisingly, there's a very sour tone to "Corman's World" that undercuts a lot of the attempts to look back at Roger Corman's films with a laugh and a nostalgic gleam.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The results are solid and educative.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The funniest thing about Corman -- it's a joke he's in on -- is the disparity between the movies he makes and the precise, polite, almost scholarly demeanor he projects.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

[I]f it doesn't offer anything new to our understanding of Corman, as filmmaker, producer, or person, it nicely encapsulates his legacy...

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Alex Stapleton's lively, engrossing and enlightening documentary about a career that can be described as surprising on multiple counts.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

An excellent introduction to a director equally adept at following his own vision and nurturing those of others.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

At one point in this joyful documentary, Jack Nicholson discusses the countless cheapies produced by Roger Corman and cracks, "By mistake, he actually made a good picture every once in a while."

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
At last Roger Corman gets the credit he deserves. The man is a pioneer, without him cinema wouldn't be what it is today, after all, you can't have A… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Some men dream of conquering the world. Roger Corman created his own."</i> A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and… More
Alex roy
Roger Corman is the king of low budget cinema. He is responsible for exposing film fans to many of the industry's most legendary names such as Martin… More
Byron Brubaker
Entertaining and informative. I loved all the clips from Corman's works, yet he is so prolific that this still only scratches the surface. It is… More
Luke Baldock
I'm so glad a documentary like this exists. It perfectly represents the brilliance of Corman's passion, in that he never gives up and makes movies for… More
Walter M.
"Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel" is an inspiring and entertaining documentary about the films of Roger Corman made during his… More