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Private Parts

Firecracker Howard Stern exposes his personal side in this big-screen biopic, which tracks his rise from nerdy student to radio shock-jock, chronicling Stern's X-rated on-air behavior, scuffles with executives and tender relationship with his wife.
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Netflix Rating: 3.4
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 80%
Critics' score: 80   Audience score: 59   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

This is Sterno, not heat, but still plenty rude, crude and lewd. full review

Susan Stark, Detroit News

Some of it is pretty funny, but there's so much more you may just want to tune out. full review

Desson Thomson, Washington Post

This oft-riotous bio is the ultimate loser-makes-good fantasy.

Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today

An entertaining motion picture. full review

James Berardinelli, ReelViews

A choppy amalgram of Revenge of the Nerds, Father Knows Best and Network. full review

Rita Kempley, Washington Post

Surprisingly entertaining but grossly dishonest. full review

Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle

People who wouldn't be able to distinguish Howard Stern from G. Gordon Liddy will be entertained by something like an off-colour -- and quite funny -- version of Coal Miner's Daughter. full review

Don Irvine, Globe and Mail

A comic firecracker with a surprising human touch.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

A flat piece of work with long, slack stretches. full review

Charles Taylor, Salon.com

The film is often as witty and articulate as its subject. full review

Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee

Stern and Quivers are both making their screen acting debuts here, and they do what seasoned actors claim is very difficult: They play convincing, engaging versions of themselves. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

[A] sure-fire hit comedy. full review

Janet Maslin, New York Times

Empty propaganda film. full review

Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Reader
full review by Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
full review by Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
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full review by Jack Mathews, Los Angeles Times
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  • Release Year: 1997
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 108 min
  • Available From: Sep 02, 2012
  • Queued by: 613 people
Directed By
Betty Thomas
Cast
Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris, Paul Giamatti, Gary Dell'Abate, Jackie Martling, Carol Alt, Richard Portnow, Kelly Bishop
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