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Based on 25 Reviews
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Funny, touching, vital. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Engaging and perceptive. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    In the new, personal documentaries in which you pick up a camera to help get a grip on your own life, there is a queasy line between inspiration and therapy. Mark Wexler crosses back and forth over that line. show more

  • 90
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A superb portrait of a father and son disguised as a docu about Haskell Wexler. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    What Mark does, better perhaps than either he or his father realizes, is to capture some aspects of a lifelong rivalry that involves love but not much contentment. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Chicago-bred Haskell is such an intense, contentious, prickly figure, he would tend to take over any film portrait, and he definitely dominates here. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    A fascinating glimpse of family love and rivalry, if not a deep-digging documentary of "My Architect" quality. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Breezy and informative. It offers a view of the talented, opinionated man that only his son could pull off. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    In more ways than one, Mark Wexler gets the release he's seeking. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The last word on Haskell Wexler's career hasn't been spoken, but it's hard to imagine there's much more to say about him as a bad dad. show more

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