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Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer Reviews

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November 14, 2019
Scandalous is not content to just be a breezy look at trashy journalism but it must also be a statement about the true nature of Americana. And that statement is made with about as much depth and nuance as your average National Enquirer article.
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
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 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 14, 2019
Still, the various excuses made for The Enquirer's ethics undermine Landsman's efforts to portray the paper as splashy, all-American fun.
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
May 26, 2020
Detailed and bitterly funny.
October 23, 2019
"Scandalous" doesn't break a lot of new ground in style, but it is a fascinating and essential examination of the media we consume and what consumes us.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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 12, 2019
It's well made and entertaining, but it's also a celebration of unethical journalism that feels shallow in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
June 29, 2020
As someone noted, the Enquirer had been out-enquired.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 14, 2019
This is a very entertaining documentary that seduces the viewer into forgiving the tactic for the end result. But then, in the end, look what it got us.
November 6, 2019
While watching this entertaining documentary, keep in mind the claim made by journalist Ronan Farrow: The National Enquirer has buried at least 60 super-sleazy stories about our... president.
October 17, 2019
The story of the National Enquirer comes to life in Scandalous, a vibrant true Hollywood story that pulls numerous twists and turns
June 29, 2020
Great telly.
November 15, 2019
Juicy and sobering.
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 14, 2019
Landsman isn't merely cataloguing the history of a kooky tabloid; he's using the Enquirer as a launching pad to explore the collapse of the entire journalistic enterprise.
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