Seduced And Abandoned Reviews

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March 6, 2019
Hugely self-indulgent and at times just plainly ridiculous, the most eye-opening aspect of Seduced and Abandoned is the very level of talent wrangled into contributing.
September 5, 2018
The film is funny, and sad, and insightful if you've no idea what a movie deal looks like, which I hadn't.
March 6, 2018
Seduced and Abandoned isn't a deeply intellectual film, but it is a wry and dry road trip that's worth a watch, at least for the pleasure of Baldwin playing the role he was born to play, Alec Baldwin.
May 13, 2014
The film is at its very best when Baldwin informally cross-examines respected names such as Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski, Bernardo Bertolucci, James Caan and Jessica Chastain.
May 12, 2014
Seduced and Abandoned is, if nothing else, a film buff's delight.
May 12, 2014
Their [Toback and Baldwin] film about the idea of the film is entertaining and diverting, even if there is also something slightly melancholy about this artificial pursuit of a cinematic phantasm.
May 10, 2014
It's funny stuff, yet the real nuggets here are when [Alec] Baldwin defaults to standard doco-mode and asks an impressive range of people...about the harsh realities of working in the world's most expensive entertainment artform.
May 8, 2014
An amusing and, at times, genuinely revealing doco - albeit one with distinctively niche appeal, and cloaked in an air of unmistakable self-satisfaction.
May 3, 2014
As a film trade journalist in the 80s and 90s I covered the Cannes film festival 20 times, and seduced and abandoned is how I always felt...It's like three different docos slapped together, none of them complete and coherent - or satisfying
February 7, 2014
It's an odd film but an entertaining one.
November 11, 2013
Even the overarching quasi-comic format is old hat, having been done far better by Morgan Spurlock in The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
November 8, 2013
Although this isn't as cinematic as Keanu Reeves' Side by Side, last year's documentary about the industry's transition from celluloid to digital, it feels honest,
November 8, 2013
It feels honest, with Baldwin admitting he's sometimes trusted people he shouldn't have.
November 8, 2013
Nice try, guys, but no deal.
November 8, 2013
Anyone interested in how movies get made will love this feisty behind-the-scenes documentary, which uses sharp comedy to explore the messy business side of cinema.
November 7, 2013
A funny and insightful must for movie fans.
November 7, 2013
Droll, watchable, wittily sobering.
November 7, 2013
Explores the present-day realities of film financing and offers insightful comments on the film industry in general, as well as a meditation on the power of cinema and death itself.
November 7, 2013
Jolly good fun, even if it doesn't exactly manage to fulfil its wonky remit.
November 7, 2013
It's a spikily funny, endlessly enlightening watch.
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