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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.
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Under the Radar
August 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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Reel Film Reviews
August 02, 2016 A sporadically interesting yet terminally unfocused documentary...
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August 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.
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Los Angeles Times
July 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.
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August 14, 2016 Overstates its case to a nearly comical degree, as a group of comedians claim censorship that doesn't exist (Splice Today)
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Hollywood Reporter
July 21, 2016 It's all awfully dispiriting.
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One Guy's Opinion
August 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.
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New York Times
July 28, 2016 It would be better if it ... at least acknowledged the possibility that some jokes ought not be told.
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July 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.
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Village Voice
July 28, 2016 It's not the state that has turned against them; it's audiences.
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Baret News
August 01, 2016 A cautionary tale bemoaning the chilling effect of political correctness on free speech.
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NYC Movie Guru
August 02, 2016 Tackles a vital and provocative question, without a variety of different answers, it feels incomplete and unbalanced.
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Annabelle: Creation
IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...