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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Harris saw this brave new world more than a decade ago - and liked what he saw. To watch We Live in Public is to wonder if the world we live in is just a reflection of one man's neurosis - if Harris's mix of emotional distance and rabid self-promotion has simply gone viral. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    A snapshot of several New York eras that coincide with the Internet's growing pains, We Live in Public focuses on entrepreneur, party-thrower and bubble participant Josh Harris. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a remarkable film about a strange and prophetic man. What does it tell us? Did living a virtual life destroy him? show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Fascinating, like a car wreck seen through a rearview mirror. show more

  • 63
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    The title of Ondi Timoner's Sundance award-winning documentary about the loss of privacy in the Internet age says it all: "We Live in Public." Don't believe it? Just try Googling "Tiger Woods" or "Michaele Salahi." show more

  • 80
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Would be fascinating by virtue of its subject alone. But the filmmaker wisely emphasizes how Harris also represents something bigger; this isn’t just the story of one man but also the dawning of the virtual über alles age and the death of privacy. show more

  • 50
    Film Threat

    It’s a fascinating look at a really weird guy who, whether you know it or not, made a profound impact on all of our lives (because who doesn’t spend hours a day on YouTube?). show more

  • 89
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Harris' thought-provoking performance art/life isn't yet over, but by film's end he's become unplugged, both literally and metaphorically. show more

  • 75
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    It’s a timely and lively film that reminds us that such phenomena as reality TV, YouTube celebrity and living one’s life 24/7 on Facebook and Twitter aren’t necessarily brand new. show more

  • 80

    This astounding new documentary burrows into the thin and darkly funny spaces between artistry and vanity, isolation and community, collaboration and exploitation, sanity and madness. show more

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