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Capturing the Friedmans Reviews

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Hollis Griffin
Common Sense Media

Captivating and intense. Mature teens+.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2011
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

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 Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 4/4

September 25, 2010
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 14, 2007

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

April 1, 2006
James Verniere
Boston Herald

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

July 16, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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

June 30, 2005

Independent

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

March 6, 2005
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic | Original Score: 5/5

March 5, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...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 Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: A

January 2, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

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 Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: B

December 6, 2004
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

The Friedmans are a case study in family dysfunction.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 4/4

June 23, 2004
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

Grown men and women, in broad daylight and friendly company, would not lightly name some of the worst terrors of our world.

Full Review Source: Low IQ Canadian

May 16, 2004
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

A different kind of horror is portrayed in Capturing the Friedmans -- the disintegration of a family after the father secret life is exposed.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas CityLife

April 30, 2004
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

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 Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 19, 2004
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 5/5

April 17, 2004
Ed Colley
Future Movies UK

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 8/10

April 17, 2004
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

inspires in the viewer something which was conspicuously absent from the original trial - reasonable doubt.

Full Review Source: Movie Gazette

April 2, 2004

Sunday Times (Australia)

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (Australia) | Original Score: 4.5/5

March 29, 2004

BBC.com

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 5/5

March 24, 2004
Josh Gilchrist
rec.arts.movies.reviews

This film is an American dream gone awry.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

March 8, 2004

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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June 24, 2006

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April 6, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 3, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
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