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FAST, CHEAP, AND OUT OF CONTROL is the new documentary from Errol Morris (A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME, THE THIN BLUE LINE), about four guys obsessed with their professions-- a lion tamer, a mole rat expert, a robot designer, and a topiary gardener. They talk about themselves and demonstrate what they do do and that interwoven footage is intercut with a collage of other items, from cartoon snippets to clips of circus performers. With photographer Robert Richardson (CASINO, JFK) throwing every type of stock into the pot, the results are fast-moving, some times cheap-looking, and never really out of control. Who knows how many ways Morris is playing Connect the Dots-- I certainly didn't care. The lion-taming se- quences are a particular treat, as are some of the robotic bits, but all that extraneous footage grows old *very* quickly. (Rated "PG"/82 min.) Grade: C Copyright 1997 Michael J. Legeros Movie Hell is a trademark of Michael J. Legeros
Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: November 23, 1997.