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      Framing John DeLorean

      Released Jun 7, 2019 1 hr. 49 min. Documentary TRAILER for Framing John DeLorean: Trailer 1 List
      92% 50 Reviews Tomatometer 64% 100+ Ratings Audience Score The extraordinary life and career of controversial automaker John DeLorean -- from his meteoric rise at General Motors Co. to his obsessive quest to build the world's best sports car. Read More Read Less

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      Stranger than fiction and just as engrossing, Framing John DeLorean tells its incredible true story in appropriately freewheeling fashion.

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      Gareth v Could of done without the behind the scenes chat with the actors, but a solid doco that tries to convey what drove this man to do what he did. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/17/23 Full Review chris m I was disappointed. I expected nefarious goings on by government agencies on behalf of GM to nail the poor guy. While there was a dirt bag confidential informant and some actions that could be considered entrapment by federal investigators, no great shakes compared to the title. An overview of his life (business and personal) from Pontiac to the demise of the DMC was interesting. Interviews with his bitter, poverty striken, potty mouthed son could have been reduced. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review isla s I found this interesting in terms of the story, what happened to the company and the legal case etc. that followed, which I hadn't previously been aware of. However, I found the acted parts with Alec Baldwin portraying John DeLorean rather distracting and I didn't think it fully worked. I'd rather they use genuine library/archive footage and talking heads to discuss what happened - which, by the way, they do but the mix of that and acted scenes, reconstructions, jarred with me. I found it a bit hard to follow some of the aspects, the finer details of what happened and I wouldn't say its an especially engrossing or gripping watch but if your interested in the story, you do learn some things and also I did enjoy hearing from John's children. That aspect was insightful, how his kids reacted to what happened and their memories of things. This is a somewhat interesting documentary, which seems to be not 100% sure if it wants to be the TV documentary show it mainly is, or if it wants to somehow also be a more glitzy Hollwood drama film, which it isn't really. It doesn't really work entirely but its still ok, hence my rating. I wouldn't go out of your way to watch it though, unless your particularly keen on the subject as such. I'm still a bit unclear about quite how he was framed, frankly. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Gosto de documentários com protagonistas ambíguos e polêmicos, aqui a dúvida é visionário ou vigarista... Basicamente John comete dois grandes erros, ao fazer duas grandes escolhas de forma completamente equivocadas, aumentar a produção de veículos defeituosos e a principal, negociar com narcotraficantes, ainda que tenha sido vítima, ao cair como isca do informante e do FBI... Como o filho bem disse depois "para mim, é uma faca de dois gumes o tempo todo, à prova de que tinha sido armado estavam lá, mas o senso comum e a realidade me dizem que ele não era o idiota, que ele devia ter suspeitado que ia dar m****" Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member An interesting story presented in a unique way that probably ventured to far into self reference for me. Interviewing an actor, while they are dressed for the role, about the character he is playing in the recreated scenes for a documentary where the historical footage not only exists but is being presented alongside the reenactments, is something I had never seen until now. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Once again, The pompous Alec Baldwin has to make the story about himself. He couldn't be satisfied just playing the part of John Delorian. He had to make the story about Alec playing John Delorian. It's a shame because the real Delorian story is very interesting. This film actually includes the badly filmed footage of Alec putting on makeup and talking on a cell phone. It's laughable (not in a good way). Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Robert Daniels 812filmreviews The tremendous and jaw-dropping twists Framing John DeLorean takes will never cease to amaze. Rated: 3.5/4 Jun 30, 2019 Full Review Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times ...why not make a borderline bat-bleep crazy docu-something of a film chronicling the whole thing? Rated: 3/4 Jun 21, 2019 Full Review Adam Graham Detroit News It's both inspiring and a cautionary tale, filled with drama, intrigue, hubris, comedy and tragedy. It's an American story, and a wild one at that. Rated: B+ Jun 14, 2019 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ...this artful documentary captures the essence of the man and the machine... Rated: 4/5 Sep 27, 2021 Full Review Graeme Tuckett Stuff.co.nz Framing John DeLorean lays out the incredible tale and finds an appropriately unprecedented way into the story as well. Jun 17, 2021 Full Review Barbara Shulgasser Common Sense Media Framing John DeLorean has a fascinating figure at its core, and for the generations of people who only know his name as a prop in a Michael J. Fox film, this will fill in some gaps. Rated: 3/5 Jun 2, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis The extraordinary life and career of controversial automaker John DeLorean -- from his meteoric rise at General Motors Co. to his obsessive quest to build the world's best sports car.
      Director
      Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce
      Executive Producer
      Nate Bolotin, Nick Moceri, Aram Tertzakian
      Screenwriter
      Dan Greeney, Alexandra Orton
      Distributor
      Sundance Selects
      Production Co
      9.14 Pictures, XYZ Films
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 7, 2019, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 10, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $145.6K
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