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The Garden Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

an interesting film simply for the complexity of this issue

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

March 2, 2011
Bill Gibron

The Garden moves beyond the feel good facet of any apparent ending to show how stark, stupid reality can rip said victory away. It won't make sense - none of these 'us vs. them' situations ever do - but it does create compelling cinema.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2009
Shawn Levy

Likely to grab your heart and incite your passions.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: A-

June 12, 2009
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

[Director Kennedy] lets his subjects tell their tales in their own words. And that's what really makes the film interesting.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

May 28, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A compelling, inspirational, provocative and thoroughly engrossing documentary.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 9.45/10

May 10, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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[Director] Hamilton captures the heart-wrenching devastation done in the name of profit, as citizens mourn. Incredibly effecting.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

May 8, 2009
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A compelling documentary about an urban garden collective and their fight for justice in a nation where poor people are expected to keep quiet and not speak truth to power.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 5/5

May 8, 2009
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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This intricate and compelling documentary paints a saddening portrait of American politics.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 8, 2009
Adam Keleman
Slant Magazine

The documentary digs deep into the racial and monetary problems of a tumultuous, melting-pot community.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

May 8, 2009
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Scott Hamilton Kennedy's plucky, powerful storytelling makes this a worthwhile experience.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

May 7, 2009
Harvey S. Karten

A political documentary that is as lovingly developed as the garden cared for by poor immigrants.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B+

May 6, 2009
Kam Williams

A heartbreaking documentary which landed a well-deserved Oscar-nomination for its touching portrayal of Spanish-speaking salt-of-the-earth who find it hard to fathom that the legal system could possibly side with a crook out to flatten the fruit of their

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 4/4

May 6, 2009
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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A documentary about fighting city hall, the empty promises of politicians, backroom deals, small victories over the Man and the cost paid by a handful of farmers who endured all of the above. Imagine if John Steinbeck rewrote the script for

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 1, 2009
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

An infuriatingly clear-eyed documentary...suspenseful and moving, a film that keeps you guessing (and hoping) right up until the conclusion.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

April 24, 2009
Geoff Berkshire

Presents a classic story of the little guy taking on The Man with both thrilling and frustrating results.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

April 23, 2009
Jennifer Merin

A beautiful portrait of a unique downtown LA community of poor Mexican-Americans who've turned urban blight into a marvelous garden and fight a developer determined to shut them down. A moving, inspiring documentary.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 3, 2009
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It's tempting to call The Garden a story of innocence and experience, of evil corrupting paradise, but that would be doing a disservice to the fascinating complexities of a classic Los Angeles conflict and an excellent doc that does them full justice.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2008
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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Justice and Corruption and Profit are abstractions, and film is so ill suited to deal with abstractions.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

May 21, 2009
Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
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A good documentary leaves the viewer wanting more. A problematic one leaves the viewer needing more.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 15, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The Garden is an especially fatuous documentary, nominated for an Oscar this year, about a community garden in South Central LA where Latino farmers have been allowed to grow food on somebody else's land.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

May 8, 2009
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