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  • 75
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    The story of an amazing life. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Until he was shot to death in 2000, Haitian radio journalist Jean Dominique was a lone voice for truth and freedom in his politically riven country. show more

  • 80
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Compelling. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    As a documentary, The Agronomist, in its excitingly fractured, modern manner, does what Lawrence of Arabia and The Leopard do: It traces the upheaval of a civilization in the profile of a magnificent individual. It's a 90-minute nonfiction film with the impact and the greatness of an epic. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    After his murder, Michele Montas goes on the air to insist that Jean Dominique is still alive, because his spirit lives on. But in this film Haiti seems to be a country that can kill the spirit, too. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    This film--one of the best and most memorable documentaries of the year so far--brings that truth-teller to us once again. show more

  • 88
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

    Enlightening documentary. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Watching Demme's documentary is both a crash course in the nation's tumultuous past and a provocative visit with one of its most colorful citizens. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The Agronomist uses archival footage and music to tell a moving story that's all too common in the Third World. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Smartly filmed (aside from a few distracting editing fripperies), but it's so dazzled by its subject and saddened by his martyrdom that it never moves past the heroic politics of dissent. show more

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