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  • 88
    Sheila O'Malley RogerEbert.com

    Harry Dean Stanton: Party Fiction takes a dreamy and philosophical approach, reflecting the personality of the man who is its subject. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Through luck or Huber’s eye for the odd detail, it adds up to an unexpectedly moving portrait of a maverick at twilight. show more

  • 50
    Chris Cabin Slant Magazine

    Though occasionally aesthetically alluring and evocative, feels like an introductory chapter to a more substantive, sprawling study of the actor. show more

  • 70
    Noel Murray The Dissolve

    It’s a little frustrating at first to realize that Huber isn’t going to get much explanation of anything from Stanton. But she ends up making a virtue of the actor’s Zen calm. show more

  • 60
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    You still leave impressed at the way Stanton fiercely protects the aura of mystery that makes him such an indelible onscreen presence. show more

  • 89
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Alternating between color footage and the genius interplay of startlingly lovely sequences of Stanton singing and playing harmonica in granular black-and-white, Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction perfectly captures the essence of the man. show more

  • 67
    Jessica Kiang The Playlist

    An enigmatic and perhaps occasionally overly deferential documentary about one of the all-time great character actors, Sophie Huber’s Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, is slow out of the gate, but gently, ever so gently, builds to a thoughtful portrait of a thoughtful man. show more

  • 90
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    A film that's in perfect sync with its subject. show more

  • 90
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Matching her subject’s lackadaisical rhythms, Ms. Huber has shaped an unusually poetic biopic. show more

  • 80
    Sheri Linden Los Angeles Times

    At the film's heart is a fitful conversation that unfolds like a string of koans, epigrams, jokes and silences. show more

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