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Based on 7 Reviews
critic reviews (7)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Rarely has any film, fictional or documentary, captured the hypnotic effect of voices on the airwaves like this chronicle of Bob Fass. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Long before Occupy Wall Street, there was Bob Fass, the legendary overnight host on WBAI whose 50-year career is lovingly saluted in the documentary Radio Unnameable. show more

  • 63
    Bill Weber Slant Magazine

    While crediting free-form radio pioneer Bob Fass with changing the culture of broadcasting, this documentary remains clear-eyed about the decline of community radio and the New Left. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    It's as haunting and heroic as anything you'll see on the big screen this year, even if the film itself has a tendency to traffic in an abundance of dead air. show more

  • 70
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    The charm of Radio Unnameable is, finally, elegiac. It can make you wish - or, if you're lucky, remember - that you were a sleepless New Yorker in 1967, kept from loneliness by a gentle, soulful voice on the radio. show more

  • 60
    Melissa Anderson Village Voice

    Now 79, the man with the snow-white ponytail in the radio booth hasn't flagged; as one of Fass's contemporaries says, "He can let someone go on and on and on." show more

  • 75
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    Radio Unnameable is at its best when it tries to find some visual analog to Fass' vibe, courtesy of cinematographer John Pirozzi, who takes beautiful snapshots of a sleepless city. It also, in the Fass way, does a little meandering. show more

  • October 20, 2012 sinyorosso
    Report This User

    Hail to Bob Fass and Bill Propp for their indomitable spirit to tell the truth and expose epistomological cratamology !

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