David Holzman's Diary - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

David Holzman's Diary Reviews

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
July 8, 2009
Holzman's a classic character, a sympathetic-if-pathetic study in generational solipsism, delivering imported French lyricism in clunky flatlands American -- miscast by himself in his own life.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 9, 2011
Amusing cinéma vérité faux documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Nora Sayre
New York Times
October 16, 2007
Time has served it very well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
June 15, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine
June 13, 2011
What makes it so effective as a puzzle film is the way it provokes us to piece together, mentally, the life that David must have had before we met him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Where most independent productions are founded on self-righteous claims of truth and honesty, McBride's film wittily observes that Hollywood has no corner on illusionism.
Emanuel Levy
May 12, 2012
Jim McBride's impressive debut, a poignantly funny, improvisational "documentray," became a landmark cult film over the years.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Time Out
October 16, 2007
An enduring delight from the Underground era.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 16, 2007
A unique, often brilliant satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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