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Not Rated In Theaters 10/4/2006 , 102min.
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The Hollywood Reporter
An adulatory documentary that could well have been titled "Ode to Kushner." As good-looking and well-crafted as it is -- cinematographers Eddie Marritz and Don Lenzer, who were on board for Mock's "Maya Lin," as well as Bestor Cram provide the rich visuals -- the film suffers from a crucial lack of perspective. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
Many years in the making, Freida Lee Mock's documentary Wrestling With Angels paints an intimate and detailed portrait of playwright Tony Kushner, in the years since he became the most important living American dramatist. It's hard to avoid the conclusion that this is something of a booby prize. Full Review
Charkes McNulty
Los Angeles Times
As it is, Wrestling With Angels is neither compelling enough for people with little knowledge of the playwright's work nor insightful enough for those of us who have followed his career closely. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Freida Lee Mock's adulatory portrait makes for pleasant viewing - but should it? Full Review
Gregory Kirshling
Entertainment Weekly
Wrestling with Angels could use some brouhaha: It's a bit too much of a pleasant air kiss from a fan, and doesn't engage inquisitively enough with Kushner's often controversial and very political ideas. Full Review

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