Dare Not Walk Alone Reviews

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Brent Simon
Los Angeles CityBeat
August 28, 2008

Directed by Jeremy Dean, Dare Not Walk Alone successfully avoids the trappings of many well-meaning civil rights docs that serve chiefly as grief mops for white liberal guilt.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
Top Critic
August 22, 2008

Jeremy Dean makes a valiant attempt to juxtapose past and present, but his goal is consistently undermined by an execution so muddled it's almost unwatchable...Even so, the film deserves to be seen, if only for its wealth of rare historical footage.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Barker
Variety
Top Critic
April 30, 2008

Dean's ability to explore history through such a local nexus creates a uniquely intimate document.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
April 25, 2008

Brock's story and the vivid remembrances of protesters...Clumsier is Dean's attempt to revive calls for social justice regarding today's poverty-stricken West St. Augustine.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine
April 25, 2008

It's nothing short of breathtaking to see these demonstrations, and the clear and unmitigated cruelty incurred by these activists, from the points of view of general passersby.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
April 25, 2008

Even though this production was completed in 2006, the racial politics of the current presidential election make his film all the more significant.

Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic
April 24, 2008

Inelegantly made and sometimes awkward in its transitions between the two eras, Dean's film nonetheless packs a punch, thanks to vivid archival footage from this lesser-known (compared to Montgomery, Selma, Birmingham) hotbed of Southern racial unrest.

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