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critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Have we come a long way since Wright's world was upended because he spoke undeniable truths? Watch this essential American story, and decide for yourself. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Beautifully put together in just about every way, it will be potent stuff on the small screen but deserves its moment in theaters. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    This remarkable new documentary from Raymond De Felitta ("City Island") fruitfully revisits the aftermath of a TV doc that his father, Frank, produced for NBC in 1965. show more

  • 75
    Glenn Heath Jr. Slant Magazine

    Documentarian and subject, past and present blur together like bleeding watercolors in Raymond De Felitta's gripping memoir. show more

  • 80
    Time Out New York

    The director illuminates how the town's racial and economic dynamics have changed, while simultaneously reflecting on the ethics of nonfiction filmmaking. It's a powerful testament to how far we both have and haven't come. show more

  • 80
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    Frank De Felitta's guilt over having aired the footage is moving, yet it's ultimately countered by this piercing film's stance - promoted by the subject's proud children and grandchildren - that Wright's statements, far from a slip of the tongue, were an intentional act of courageous defiance. show more

  • 80
    Los Angeles Times

    The film, which plays like "The Help" minus the safety net of nostalgia, provides a powerful reminder that as we all carry history with us, it is still possible for each of us to change it. show more

  • 70
    The New York Times

    Mr. De Felitta's moody, well-rounded film is a kind of excavation and investigation of Mr. Wright's actions as a piece of civil rights history. show more

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