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At Berkeley Reviews

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It's not one of Wiseman's most memorable films, nor his most subtle, nor his most timeless, but it is one of his sharpest and most resonant thematic works.

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

May 30, 2014
Rob Thomas
Madison Movie

"At Berkeley" is an epic watch, but you certainly come out of there feeling like you've learned a lot.

Full Review Source: Madison Movie | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 28, 2014
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
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At Berkeley earns credit for documenting a distinctly articulate community.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 17, 2014
Glenn Dunks

It's amazing how captivating all four hours are, and I wasn't able to take my eyes off of it.

Full Review Source: Junkee | Original Score: A-

January 13, 2014
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

We can feel our IQ rising in the four hours we spend exploring the kaleidoscope of thought.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

January 9, 2014
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The fragility of public education looms in the background of every scene, but, as always, Wiseman proves a wizard at shutting up and listening and learning.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 2, 2014
Cynthia Fuchs

As much as the film observes its diverse participants, it persistently poses smart questions and provocative metaphors through editing.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 10/10

December 19, 2013
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Anyone who cares about documentary filmmaking, or about the state of public higher education, will find themselves quietly dazzled by the picture Wiseman paints here, in small dabs.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 5, 2013
Peter Keough
Boston Globe
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The observations coalesce into a cogent whole, providing insights that are never overtly stated.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe

December 4, 2013
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

The patient viewer will come away from it understanding the breadth and importance of what such an academic enterprise does.

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

November 26, 2013
David Denby
New Yorker
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No other filmed portrait of higher education matches this one for hard-nosed insight, comprehensiveness, sympathy, and hope.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

November 25, 2013
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

"At Berkeley" is a must for educators facing the same problems as UCB but only hardcore film buffs, especially documentary fans, would consider taking four-hours of their time to see it.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

November 24, 2013
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

One of the great things about the 83 year-old Frederick Wiseman is that he never approaches a subject like the blind men and the elephant - the director presents us with the whole mammal.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

November 23, 2013
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I was going to make a joke about how, after four hours of At Berkeley, I deserved my own honorary degree. But instead of book learning, this movie is more about life learning.

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

November 15, 2013
Matt Prigge

With more space than usual - some of his films run only 80-some minutes, others in the 2 1/2 hour range - [Frederick] Wiseman has time to play more with what he's saying.

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

November 14, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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"At Berkeley" is the 38th in Mr. Wiseman's series of films about contemporary institutions; as always, he finds symbolic resonance in seemingly random observations.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

November 14, 2013
Matt Zoller Seitz

If you're willing to go where Wiseman takes you, and on his terms, it might feel like a late-career near-masterpiece.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 14, 2013
Brian Orndorf

Admittedly a long haul, though it never bores, always invested in teaching dynamics, student concerns, and bureaucratic hand-wringing, triumphantly providing a you-are-there viewing experience.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

November 13, 2013
Louis Proyect

I wish I could rate this as "frotten" since Wiseman's filmmaking is as adept as ever, even though the politics of the film is hostile to the student movement. I guess that being lionized as a director helps dull the edges.

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November 11, 2013
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The film may be uncommonly long, but it dances by playfully... feels almost like a series of short films, all of them wonderful little exercises in eavesdropping.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 9/10

November 9, 2013
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