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Meet the Fokkens Review

  • Release Date: Aug 08, 2012
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Genres: Documentary

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    68

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Why the sisters felt that prostitution was their best alternative remains unclear, either because they aren't interested in revealing that part of themselves, or the filmmakers didn't know how to get them to talk. Or maybe Ms. Provaas and Mr. Schroder weren't interested, for political or personal reasons, in making what, despite the laughter, they ended up with: another sad story about whores.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Directors Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas capture some un-pretty details of spankings, HJs, and dominance scenarios, but the film is about two old ladies, still cackling despite the sadness that trailed in the wake of the lives into which they were forced.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    Warm-hearted and entertaining, if more sad than its quirky premise suggests.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    Rob Schroder and Gabrielle Provaas' raunchy, hilariously uninhibited documentary should wow arthouse audiences.

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