Can We Take a Joke?In the age of social media, nearly every day brings a new eruption of outrage. The documentary explores how outrage mobs have ruined our ability to recover from tragedies and reduced the genuine assistance victims receive.Genre: DocumentaryCountry: United StatesDuration: 74 minQuality: HDRelease: 2015IMDb: 7.4
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Directors of "Can We Take a Joke?"Ted Balaker
Critic Reviews of "Can We Take a Joke?"RogerEbert.comJuly 29, 2016
Plays as if you've been invited to read half of a courtroom transcript -- the defense's half -- while skipping past redacted text that might have complicated or undermined the argument.Los Angeles TimesJuly 28, 2016
"Can We Take a Joke?" ... poses a valid question at a juncture when freedom of speech is a hot topic, especially where the Internet is concerned.New York TimesJuly 28, 2016
It would be better if it ... at least acknowledged the possibility that some jokes ought not be told.Village VoiceJuly 28, 2016
It's not the state that has turned against them; it's audiences.Hollywood ReporterJuly 21, 2016
It's all awfully dispiriting.EntertainmentTellAugust 14, 2016
Overstates its case to a nearly comical degree, as a group of comedians claim censorship that doesn't exist (Splice Today)NYC Movie GuruAugust 02, 2016
Tackles a vital and provocative question, without a variety of different answers, it feels incomplete and unbalanced.Reel Film ReviewsAugust 02, 2016
A sporadically interesting yet terminally unfocused documentary...One Guy's OpinionAugust 01, 2016
Interesting as it is, but it would have been much better had it really grappled with the complexities of the issue it raises rather than presenting it in a cut-and-dried way.Baret NewsAugust 01, 2016
A cautionary tale bemoaning the chilling effect of political correctness on free speech.KPBS.orgAugust 01, 2016
The ideas presented are more complex than Can We Take A Joke? is able to fully address, but they are ideas that desperately need to be discussed.Under the RadarAugust 01, 2016
The answer isn't necessarily one way or the other, but Can We Take a Joke? doesn't explore this societal issue with any depth or nuance.
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