Movies Like The Agronomist

Opening

73% Hercules Jul 25
67% Lucy Jul 25
—— And So It Goes Jul 25
—— The Fluffy Movie Jul 25
93% A Most Wanted Man Jul 25

Top Box Office

91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $36.3M
56% The Purge: Anarchy $29.8M
45% Planes: Fire And Rescue $17.5M
20% Sex Tape $14.6M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $9.8M
23% Tammy $7.4M
85% 22 Jump Street $4.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $3.9M
48% Earth to Echo $3.3M
49% Maleficent $3.2M

Coming Soon

—— Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08
—— Let's Be Cops Aug 13
—— The Expendables 3 Aug 15

New Episodes Tonight

85% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
90% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
50% Jennifer Falls: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
—— Rogue: Season 2
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
—— Wilfred: Season 4
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

73% Chasing Life: Season 1
—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
75% The Hotwives of Orlando: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

85% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
86% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
76% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Agronomist Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

An fine film, touching if not exceptional.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: B+

June 21, 2007
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... best read as a eulogy for a genuine hero, a natty, erudite little guy with a funny accent and a perceptible joy of life.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B-

January 2, 2005
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A compassionate and powerful tribute to a crusader doing battle with 'no weapon other than his microphone and a thirst for truth.'

| Original Score: 3/4

September 23, 2004
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Free speech isn't merely a shibboleth in The Agronomist. As embodied by Dominique, it's a fire-breathing force.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 7, 2004
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

His story makes us feel for the Haitian people and appreciate the glorious right of a free press.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

July 30, 2004
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

Demme does not seek justice. He has done something greater in making Dominique immortal.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas CityLife

June 24, 2004
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The mark of an effective documentary feature is its ability to work on more than one level. And by those standards at least, The Agronomist is very effective.

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

June 18, 2004
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Demme... captures Dominique's energy and hunger for human rights, sometimes by doing nothing more than locking down the camera and letting the guy talk.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2004
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Once again, Hollywood's big-budget blockbusters are overshadowed by a small but infinitely more moving piece of expert non-fiction filmmaking.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B+

June 14, 2004

An interesting story about a fascinating man and his struggling nation.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 11, 2004
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
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A lively, illuminating homage to an extraordinary man of courage, whose cry for his beloved country got him killed.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

June 10, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

While a fitting tribute to Dominique the man and fervent patriot, Demme's personalized film is less enlightening on Haiti as a whole.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

June 9, 2004
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Demme's fine, riveting, and finally joyous film is a fitting capstone to the life of a man who made a difference in a time and place where it was (and is) so much easier not to.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 6, 2004
Marc Mohan
Oregonian

Traces the life of this brave, exuberant spokesman for freedom of the press and human rights in a country that has known little of either.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B+

June 4, 2004
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Demme's emotionally engaging salute to his fallen friend is a personal labor of love with relevance for anyone concerned with the history of our hemisphere. Or its future.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

June 3, 2004
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Intelligent, stodgy and predictable.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

June 3, 2004
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A political documentary that sings with the urgency, potency and, yes, stridency of a great protest song.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: B-

May 31, 2004
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It tells instead of shows for the most part, and the telling isn't as effective as it should be.

| Original Score: C-

May 28, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

John Demme is the right filmmaker for assembling the truth about the subject-matter of Haitian freedom.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

May 23, 2004
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca

Real and unpolished, Jonathan Demme's decade-in-the-making documentary on Haitian broadcaster Jean Dominique is engrossing and powerful.

Full Review Source: Sympatico.ca

May 17, 2004
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