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327 Ratings

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

Directed by Errol Morris
United States, 1997


Fast, Cheap & Out of Control may be Errol Morris’ most unusual work yet. Morris himself calls it “the ultimate low-concept movie—a film that utterly resists the possibility of a one-line summary.”

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Fast, Cheap & Out of Control Directed by Errol Morris

Critics reviews

One of the fascinations of this film is the way in which taming lions, topiary gardening, studying mole rats, and designing robots function as metaphors for Morris's own activity as a filmmaker.
November 14, 1997
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It's difficult to peg down in writing what exactly [the] narrative might be, as the film has its own unique vocabulary and advances in a manner befitting its title; there are plenty of false starts, dead ends, and sudden flashes of genuine insight. Is there a grand unified theory buried amongst the disorder? Perhaps not, but FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL isn't a film about pat conclusions. After all, as Brooks mentions, analyze it too much and it might all become meaningless.
September 27, 2014
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