The ABC's of G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 are a knotty business, one that the Oscar-nominated Kirby tries valiantly and amusingly to untangle. full review
a head-spinning mystery, a brisk history of motion picture censorship in the U.S. and entertaining, often hilarious, visual proof of Hollywood's hypocrisy in his latest film. full review
It makes a good case for some all-American free enterprise to come up with an alternative. full review
...A ringing indictment of a system that's not just broken. It's rigged and needs replacing. full review
You can tell that Dick, whose previous documentary Derrida showed that he had serious chops, is having fun with this one. And a good part of the fun involves providing entertaining educational highlights for the public.
Although a couple of the film's conclusions are as arbitrary and questionable as decisions by the board, This Film Is Not Yet Rated should be an eye-opener. full review
This Film Is Not Yet Rated may be a mischievous, slanted and even angry piece of work, but it articulates a rage that filmmakers and film consumers have felt for years. full review
[Dick's] recordings and reenactments of his skirmishes with the MPAA's executives and lawyers make the association look like a fatuous kangaroo court that rules by fiat rather than reason.
A flawed but also very funny and very welcome attack on the motion picture ratings board. full review
Extremely amusing and as close a look as you're likely to get at the mysterious workings of this self-appointed regulatory agency. full review
Thumbing one's nose at prudes can be fun, but it can also be childish and ultimately patronizing. full review
Dick doesn't exactly blow the lid off the organization, but he lifts it enough to see what an outrageously flawed outfit we're dealing with. full review
At its best, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Kirby Dick's hugely entertaining catalog of MPAA follies, inventories the inconsistencies of the institution that has rated films for 40 years.
It's fun for a while. Then you realize all this Michael Moore-ish folderol is weakening the movie's strongest arguments. full review
The same story in print would move more fleetly and makes its points more adroitly. full review
... a jazzy jeremiad that dances around the whole dilemma of ratings. full review
For a film with this much argument in it, This Film is remarkably entertaining. full review