Radiant City Reviews

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Noel Murray
AV Club
May 31, 2007
The faux-documentary aspect of Radiant City is a huge gamble that doesn't pay off.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 30, 2007
Suburban sprawl takes a well-deserved hit in Radiant City, a documentary by Canadian filmmaker Gary Burns and journalist Jim Brown.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
May 30, 2007
Blending documentary elements and some dramatic material, Radiant City is an acerbic position paper on the cultural damage done by postwar architectural fads.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
May 29, 2007
[An] enlightening and disturbingly funny critique of North American suburban sprawl.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
March 31, 2007
Radiant City is a movie about communities that offer everything prospective citizens might want or need, save this: a human reason to live there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
September 23, 2006
Although this National Film Board-produced film is promoted as a documentary, it's really a combination of essay and drama about that favourite bugbear, suburbia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4