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3.5
128 Ratings

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

Directed by Mark Hartley
Australia, 2014
Documentary, Comedy

Synopsis

A one-of-a-kind story about two-of-a-kind men who (for better or worse) changed film forever.

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Directed by Mark Hartley
In style, Hartley’s film is slick, crisply edited and dynamically scored, rattling through avuncular interviews and kinetic clips with the kind of breathless pace arguably lacking from some of Cannon’s lesser actioners.
June 05, 2015
Kudos has to be given to Hartley for lifting the lid on a host of bad practices and making an honest documentary that could so easily have been turned into a juvenile exercise in macho backslapping. The fact that the cousins refused to appear in Hartley’s film so they could release their own version in advance of his encapsulates their out-of-control, ego-driven mindset and the haphazard spirit in which they approached filmmaking.
June 02, 2015
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To watch this documentary is to somehow mainline 300 Cannon movies in 107 minutes, and anyone inclined to watch this film at all will somehow find that statement intangibly comforting. Director Mark Hartley, who also made the similarly infectious Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!, displays a quality that can’t be faked: authentic enthusiasm for disreputable material.
February 19, 2015
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