Disability in full-length feature films Academic Article uri icon


  • The purpose of this study was to assess frequency of disabling conditions in feature films and the general quality of these films (as judged by professional film critics reviews and movie going consumer ratings) over an 11-year span. 'Psychiatric disorder' were most frequently depicted. Professional film critics were markedly more negative in their reviews than ratings made by movie going consumers.

author list (cited authors)

  • Byrd, E. K., & Elliot, T. R.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • June 1988