Capturing the Friedmans Reviews

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Hollis Griffin
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Captivating and intense. Mature teens+.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 25, 2010
Like the darkest pop song Billy Joel never wrote, "Friedmans" hauntingly asked how far faith goes when it comes to family, how much mercy we'd grant them based merely on our memories and how forgiveness sometimes endures years of fury before it's granted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
July 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 30, 2005
Probing into the elusive nature of truth, through the prism of one Jewish family, this is one of the most perplexing and disturbing docus in American film history
| Original Score: A

Independent
March 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 2, 2005
...an insane document, a slice of life that we probably should never have seen. But now that we have seen it, it's too late to deny its crippling poignancy...
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Much of this information could have been delivered in a way that respected the Friedmans, even if they did not respect each other.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
The Friedmans are a case study in family dysfunction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
May 16, 2004
Grown men and women, in broad daylight and friendly company, would not lightly name some of the worst terrors of our world.
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 30, 2004
A different kind of horror is portrayed in Capturing the Friedmans -- the disintegration of a family after the father secret life is exposed.
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
April 19, 2004
Director Jarecki takes his time in presenting the divergent points of view. But even at nearly two hours, one still feels there is a lack of information.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 17, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ed Colley
Future Movies UK
April 17, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
April 2, 2004
inspires in the viewer something which was conspicuously absent from the original trial - reasonable doubt.

Sunday Times (Australia)
March 29, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

BBC.com
March 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Josh Gilchrist
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 8, 2004
This film is an American dream gone awry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006

Sight and Sound
April 6, 2004
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
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