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The Agronomist Reviews

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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
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
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
James Verniere
Boston Herald

Listening to Dominique and his worshipful wife bloviate for about an hour and a half is not my idea of scintillating cinema.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 30, 2004
Annlee Ellingson

The film's origins as a side project are obvious in its amateur production values, with framing that's constantly having to adjust and a picture that's not always in focus.

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May 4, 2004
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
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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We watch Dominique use humor and cynicism as well as anger, and we understand he is not a zealot but simply a reasonable man saying reasonable things in an unreasonable country.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 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
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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A portrait of an optimist in a time of despair.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The Agronomist has unexpectedly turned out to be a much more compelling and urgent film than anything else Demme has done.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 30, 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
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

An uncompromising glimpse into a life and a land waging a two-hundred year battle for peace.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 27, 2004
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

... a rousing celebration of a genuine people's hero and a timely reminder that a free press is the greatest weapon in the arsenal of democracy and freedom.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B+

May 13, 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
Rob Blackwelder

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 3, 2004
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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This affecting eulogy underscores not only Demme's own tribute to Dominique but also the film's homage to radio.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 21, 2004
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Works best as an homage.

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

April 21, 2004
Robert Koehler
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A moving portrait of the late Haitian radio personality who campaigned for democracy, Jean Dominique.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 21, 2004
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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A magnificent documentary about the life of Jean Dominique, a Haitian radio broadcaster who was a brave and tireless voice for democracy and human rights in that unlucky country.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 22, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Uses archival footage and music to tell a moving story that's all too common in the Third World.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2004
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Blake DePastino
Baltimore City Paper
March 5, 2005
J. Robert Parks
Looking Closer

December 6, 2004

April 13, 2004

Boston Phoenix
May 1, 2004

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
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