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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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The documentary serves as a fittingly idiosyncratic memorial to the remarkable resource and vital meeting space that Circus of Books was ... a heartfelt message of love and gratitude to the owners and patrons that keep the spirit alive.
Circus of Books is a triumph of filmmaking in the way it covers such a range of topics so seamlessly: LGBTQ history, pornography, religion, obscenity law, media, AIDS, coming out, parenthood, and more.
Throughout the movie, Karen chides her daughter over the purpose of it. She doesn't understand what makes the store or their story special. What she doesn't realize is that it's her own journey that is the most interesting.
Circus of Books entertains so much because of how unlikely the Masons' story first appears, but it's also fascinating to watch history unfold and see how they regularly found themselves part of larger cultural events.