Genres: Documentary

Roger's Office: Tabloid

What our critics thought of Tabloid

Roger Ebert
A spellbinding enigma and one of the damnedest films Morris has ever made.

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If "Tabloid" is a love story, it is one only Errol Morris could film. He says its subject, Joyce McKinney, is his favorite protagonist, which means she places ahead of Robert McNamara, Stephen Hawking and the expert on naked mole rats. Certainly she is the most enigmatic. In 1977, McKinney was involved in the infamous "Case of the Manacled Mormon," which was made to order for the British tabloids we've been reading about during the News of the World scandal. A former Miss Wyoming, she was alleged to have kidnapped an American Mormon missionary in the U.K., handcuffed him to a bed and made him a sex slave. All lies, she insists in "Tabloid," and says she was intervening to rescue him from a cult. British police said she fled the country with an accomplice, then donned a red wig and flew into Canada where they posed as part of a mime troupe. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times - 07/13/2011