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The Aristocrats (2005)

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Critic Consensus: Can a joke stand up to repeated tellings? Hilarious and revealing of the way comedy works, The Aristocrats demonstrates that it's possible.

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Comedy veterans and co-creators Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza capitalize on their insider status and invite over 100 of their closest friends -- who happen to be some of the biggest names in entertainment, from George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Cary to Gilbert Gottfried, Bob Saget, Paul Reiser and Sarah Silverman -- to reminisce, analyze, deconstruct and deliver their own versions of world's dirtiest joke, an old burlesque, too extreme to be performed in public, called 'The Aristocrats.'

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Critic Reviews for The Aristocrats

All Critics (150) | Top Critics (44)

The first feel-good movie made out of fecal matter.

November 1, 2007 | Full Review…
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This all-star open-mike night loses its luster before its own loud laughter dies down.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
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With a showman's respect for the power of the build-up, Provenza touts his product thoroughly before unveiling it.

January 27, 2006 | Full Review…

... The Aristocrats proves that sometimes you don't have to be a great filmmaker to make a great documentary.

December 9, 2005

Within a single joke, The Aristocrats unlocks an entire universe of comedy.

September 26, 2005 | Full Review…
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The film has the feel of a long and fascinating chat rather than a formal thesis. But if it feels a little self-congratulatory at times, that's a small price to pay.

September 24, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Aristocrats

½

Unspeakably foul. But oh-so-hilarious.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

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Really funny. A story about a old joke with black humor.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

No Nudity No Violence Unspeakable Obscenity, 100 Comedians but one Very Dirty Joke

Wahida K
Wahida K

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