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Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer Reviews

May 15, 2020
A fascinating trip into the American psyche.
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
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
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 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.
November 14, 2019
A look at the infamous paper that emphasizes color over critique, it's a blazingly paced film that entertains and informs, even if many viewers who value journalism will groan as they watch.
November 14, 2019
In the end, the goal of the documentary, told mainly from the point of view of Enquirer alumni, is to be entertaining, and director Mark Landsman succeeds on that level, keeping things brisk and highly visual.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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 12, 2019
Director Mark Landsman gathers many entertaining reminiscences from former reporters and editors of the paper, supplementing them with commentary from such journalistic talking heads as Carl Bernstein, Ken Auletta and Maggie Haberman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4