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Variety
In attempting to address its subject's ideological discrepancies, "Kunstler" lacks the objectivity needed to put the lawyer's shift from '60s fist-pumper to '80s and '90s headline-grabber in proper context. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
Both a memoir and a history lesson, the film looks back on their late father - a crusading civil rights lawyer who later defended a host of unsavory characters - with a combination of love, admiration and bafflement for the man he was and the career he forged. Full Review
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
Terrific archival footage from a range of seminal civil rights events, as well as affecting narration written by Sarah Kunstler and spoken by Emily Kunstler (who also edited the film), round out this superior documentary. Full Review
James Greenberg
The Hollywood Reporter
Compelling portrait of famed radical lawyer by his daughters. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
This doc, made by Kunstler's daughters Emily and Sarah, doesn't pretend to be unbiased, but it nonetheless has an unblinking view of its subject. They must have learned a thing or two from dad. Full Review

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