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Metascore

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90
The Hollywood Reporter
Obscene, disgusting, vulgar and vile, The Aristocrats might be the funniest movie you'll ever see.
88
The Aristocrats -- the movie, not the joke -- is a working demonstration of the pleasures of the profane.
88
New York Daily News
What keeps the film from becoming obnoxiously redundant is the conviviality of the comedians. These are funny people even when they're not telling the joke.
88
New York Post
You'll either be screaming with laughter - or be incredibly offended.
88
Sure, this movie is proudly profane, but it's also funny.
83
Entertainment Weekly
The Aristocrats has a lot of laughs, but as it giggles and blasphemes its way into areas not so far removed from the scandalous landscape of the Marquis de Sade, the movie, funny as it is, becomes exhausting and a bit depressing.
75
Killer-funny documentary.
75
A one-joke documentary stretched, with surprising success, to full length.
75
A documentary that dissects the essence of comedy as well as showcases outrageous improvisational humor.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
Though a fine specimen of cultural anthropology, The Aristocrats is too shapeless to be satisfying as a film.
60
Wall Street Journal
Your reaction to the film will depend on your tolerance for scatology -- some of this stuff is very funny, although most of it is grindingly, numbingly awful -- and your interest in standup comics.

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