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Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer Reviews

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June 29, 2020
Great telly.
June 29, 2020
As someone noted, the Enquirer had been out-enquired.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 29, 2020
Terrific use of archive, a dream cast of talking heads, and a solid, clear narrative made Scandalous this week's must see documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 26, 2020
Detailed and bitterly funny.
May 15, 2020
A fascinating trip into the American psyche.
December 12, 2019
Thanks to director Mark Landsman's wildly entertaining new documentary ... everyone can now learn the history of this once popular rag.
November 29, 2019
Maybe this surface-level documentary about the checkered history of the National Enquirer captures the spirit of its subject, but that's not necessarily a good thing if you're looking for genuine insight.
November 21, 2019
[T]he movie's final condemnation of the paper feels hollow -- both in terms of sentiment and actual investigation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 20, 2019
...[a] rousing and chippy documentary. Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer is inspired in its zany madness dedicated to appetizing trashy tidbits that adorn its preposterous pages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 20, 2019
As Scandalous suggests in its fascinating dirty-laundry exposť of the once-powerful nameplate, the Enquirer has hardly been missed - except perhaps when it comes to details of the crimes of Tori Spelling.
November 19, 2019
So much of Scandalous is dedicated to the National Enquirer staff's self-serving justifications of their sleazy behavior
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 18, 2019
I was appalled by a lot of the material in this [film] and thought "If these are journalists, then I want a different title for my job"... This is such a sleazy thing [the filmmakers] are uncovering.
November 18, 2019
A rip-roaring biography.
November 18, 2019
Scandalous is kinda fun until it becomes a reminder of why we can't have nice things.
November 17, 2019
The Enquirer, Trump? It's impossible to separate the two. They are symbiotic, attached at the hip, as Landsman sets out to prove. And his evidence is pretty convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 17, 2019
If anyone out there thinks the National Enquirer is harmless entertainment, "Scandalous" gives no shortage of alarming reasons to reconsider.
November 15, 2019
Juicy and sobering.
November 15, 2019
As pop culture narratives go, "Scandalous" wants to be as colorful and fun as a flip through of the rag itself at the supermarket. But in these truth-challenged times, the jovial tone of "Scandalous" all too often outweighs the judgmental.
November 15, 2019
Scandalous: The True Story of the National Enquirer is a zippy, entertaining, cynically funny but also genuinely disturbing look back at one of the most successful newspapers in the history of the United States.
November 15, 2019
It comes off as more of a puff piece than an exposť, with its gratingly upbeat score, comical editing and penchant for letting its round-up of former Enquirer employees off the hook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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