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At Berkeley Reviews

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Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

Creates interesting juxtapositions between the differing concerns and pursuits of the faculty and student body, but your butt and your brain may find the excessive runtime equally punishing.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 23, 2013
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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The film contains numerous scenes showing higher education at its best.. But these moments are gradually overwhelmed by scenes of administrators dealing with an ongoing budget crisisdealing with an ongoing budget crisis.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 3, 2014
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

A teaching lesson in the thoughtful strengths and the frustrating weaknesses of Wiseman's fly-on-the-wall, observational-over-time technique of documentary filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 5/10

November 8, 2013
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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If only everything were interesting.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 8, 2013
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A film is not just about intent. It is also an experience, and this is where "At Berkeley" becomes an iffy proposition.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

December 5, 2013
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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There's a fair amount of redundancy here.

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

November 5, 2013
Oliver Lyttelton
The Playlist

...it's deeply heartwarming stuff. And that's why, after four hours, you wouldn't cut a frame-you need all this material to form this microcosm of America.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: A

September 6, 2013
Ashley Clark
Sight and Sound

Despite its intimidating length, Wiseman's structure - created entirely in the edit - fosters a set of hypnotic internal rhythms, allowing the viewer space to make their own thematic connections.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

September 13, 2013

A four-hour long documentary about higher education certainly isn't going to arouse everyone's interest, but this is the real deal: insightful, revealing and comprehensive.

Full Review Source: Film4

October 8, 2013
Glenn Dunks
Junkee

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

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
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
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
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

The crisis that looms over every minute of the film's four hours is the ongoing threat and increasing actuality of budget cuts.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 17, 2013
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
Tim Grierson
Screen International

"At Berkeley" transcends its subject to get at something ineffable and yet so universal about existence, its promise, mystery, and drudgery all wonderfully mixed together.

Full Review Source: Screen International

September 27, 2013
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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Footage of road-paving construction subtly mirrors Wiseman's depiction of the way in which the university constantly reinvents and renews itself - logistically, politically, intellectually - through constant, engaged dialogue and debate.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 5, 2013
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

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: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: B

November 13, 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
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
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