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Based on 22 Reviews
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's one for the time capsule. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    An intriguing exploration of New York theater at the height of its glory. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The strength of McKay's film is not in identifying a cultural period, but in giving voice to so many great theater people. Their passion is infectious, their stories are priceless and their humor is boundless. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The film will eventually be a must-own video item for theater buffs. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A delightful "That's Entertainment" for the theater. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It's the videotaped equivalent of a primary research data dump. But to quote Bette Davis by way of Edward Albee: What a dump. show more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It takes more than a fan to analyze the legacy of a period. But a fan is just what it takes to indulge in that legacy, which is exactly what Broadway: The Golden Age is all about. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The movie is mostly a megadose of good-old-days nostalgia. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    What could easily have been a sentimental, fannish exercise in musty nostalgia is in fact a lovely tribute to an era of feverish creativity that seemed as though it would never end yet now lives only in memory. show more

  • 50
    Phil Hall Film Threat

    A well-intended but hopelessly ill-focused documentary which wants to be the "That's Entertainment!" for the New York theater but seems like a hodgepodge of anecdotes, factoids and moldy memories. show more

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