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Sick - The Life And Death Of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist


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  Sick - The Life And Death Of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
6.75 /10
 
Starring
Bob Flanagan, ,
 

Directed by: Kirby Dick
Written by:

 
 
 
Released: 1997
   
Genre: DOCUMENTARY
CONTROVERSIAL
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 90
 
 


 
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If you only see one movie this year about a twisted, cuddly, courageous, fatally diseased, self-mutilating love story, make sure this movie is Sick.

(Time)

Astonishing.

(Rolling Stone)

Unforgettable.

(New York Times)

Excellent.

(Dazed & Confused)

Shedding new light on the oft-explored intersection of sex, death and art, Kirby Dick's frequently unbearable documentary must be one of the most visceral examinations of a person's relationship with his body ever made. Although the film doesn't shy from Bob's pain and suffering, it equally demonstrates his accompanying warmth, courage and especially his sense of humour.

(Nick Bradshaw, Time Out)

Hilarious... inspiring... The unlikeliest movie hero of the year.

(Empire)

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