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Can We Take a Joke?
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Can We Take a Joke?

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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.
Actors: Jim Norton,
Jim Norton
Jim Norton 19 July 1968, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
Bob Corn-Revere,
Bob Corn-Revere
Bob Corn-Revere
Jon Ronson,
Jon Ronson
Jon Ronson 10 May 1967, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Christina Pazsitzky,
Christina Pazsitzky
Christina Pazsitzky
Penn Jillette,
Penn Jillette
Penn Jillette 5 March 1955, Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
Heather McDonald,
Heather McDonald
Heather McDonald
Lisa Lampanelli,
Lisa Lampanelli
Lisa Lampanelli 19 July 1961, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA
Adam Carolla,
Adam Carolla
Adam Carolla 27 May 1964, Los Angeles, California, USA
Karith Foster,
Karith Foster
Karith Foster
Greg Lukianoff,
Greg Lukianoff
Greg Lukianoff
Noam Dworman,
Noam Dworman
Noam Dworman
...»
Genre: Documentary
Director: Ted Balaker
Ted Balaker
Ted Balaker
Country: United States
Release: 2015
IMDb: 7.4
Quality:
Duration: 74 min
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KPBS.org
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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
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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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Under the Radar
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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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EntertainmentTell
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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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Baret News
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August 01, 2016

A cautionary tale bemoaning the chilling effect of political correctness on free speech.
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NYC Movie Guru
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August 02, 2016

Tackles a vital and provocative question, without a variety of different answers, it feels incomplete and unbalanced.
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RogerEbert.com
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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
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July 28, 2016

It's not the state that has turned against them; it's audiences.
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One Guy's Opinion
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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
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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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Reel Film Reviews
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August 02, 2016

A sporadically interesting yet terminally unfocused documentary...
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July 21, 2016

It's all awfully dispiriting.
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