Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer

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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Frank OchiengFlick Feast
    ...[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.
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    Kelly VanceEast Bay Express
    As Scandalous suggests in its fascinating dirty-laundry exposé of the once-powerful nameplate, the Enquirer has hardly been missed - except perhaps when it comes to details of the crimes of Tori Spelling.
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    Stephen SilverSplice Today
    So much of Scandalous is dedicated to the National Enquirer staff's self-serving justifications of their sleazy behavior
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    Charles SolomonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    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.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A rip-roaring biography.
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    Sherilyn ConnellySF Weekly
    Scandalous is kinda fun until it becomes a reminder of why we can't have nice things.
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    Al AlexanderThe Patriot Ledger
    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.
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    Peter DebrugeVariety
    If anyone out there thinks the National Enquirer is harmless entertainment, "Scandalous" gives no shortage of alarming reasons to reconsider.
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    Pat PaduaThe DC Line
    Juicy and sobering.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    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.
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