Winnebago Man
Winnebago Man (2010)

Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - an RV salesman whose hilarious, foul-mouthed outbursts circulated underground on VHS tapes in the 90s before turning into a full-blown Internet phenomenon in 2005. Today, the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 2, 2010
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it doesn't quite answer all of the questions it raises, Winnebago Man is nevertheless a fascinating, hilarious, and surprisingly poignant look at a geniunely colorful internet celebrity.

Greg Quill
Toronto Star

Perhaps the most disturbing issue raised in Ben Steinbauer's fascinating and often hilarious Winnebago Man has to do with the Internet's awesome ability to reduce complex and apparently dangerous behaviour to the level of banal spectacle.

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Rob Nelson
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The movie becomes oddly deep and even poignant.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer went searching for the man behind the rants. Against all odds, Rebney manages to emerge with his dignity intact.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

When the director laments, "I feel like I've stepped into the Winnebago Man outtakes," we can only concur.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Winnebago Man becomes a much more interesting and troubling film when Rebney, a former journalist, demands to reclaim control of his messaging.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Steinbauer doesn't shy away from the moral queasiness of that arrangement, and that's what gives Winnebago Man a lot of its appeal -- that tension between the considerable laughter it provokes and the questions raised about that laughter.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Although we find out a lot about this virtual hermit and develop an admiration for his cantankerous principles, the movie leaves some questions unanswered.

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Christopher Kelly
Dallas Morning News

This strange, darkly funny documentary investigates the story of Jack Rebney, a Winnebago salesman who achieved notoriety based on outtakes of a corporate video he shot in the 1980s.

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Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online

A shrewd, entertaining, fascinating and surprisingly touching documentary.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
A poignant, in-depth look at arguably the first YouTube star before YouTube even existed, that being swearing RV salesman Jack Rebney. Instead of the… More
Randy Tippy
Who knew that under all those layers of cynicism and misanthropy that Jack Rebney would turn out to be the most likable old bastard on the planet?
Chris Miele
Who is Jack Rebney? And why is he so angry? These are the questions that film maker Ben Steinbauer wondered for years. Finally he decided to answer his own… More
Spencer S.
This is a comprehensive documentary that varies its message in many ways, but comes out the other side as an expanded student film venture and radically changes… More
Melvin White
Jack Rebney: I don't believe that I have the capability of being able to couch anything in a vernacular that's going to be understood by the people… More
Steve K
Not quite what you'd expect. Sort of funny, but also sort of sad.

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