The Gates Reviews

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June 9, 2010
The film's editing is transparent in its objective: to show how opposition and rancor turn to smiles and tranquility in the face of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's artistic vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Boston Globe
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Chronicle
November 2, 2007
People say the $20 million cost of 'The Gates' would have been better spent feeding people, he notes, 'but this feeds the soul.' To a lesser extent, so does the documentary about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 2, 2007
The documentary is pretty much what you'd expect: Two decades of ignorant contempt, followed by the city finding it was really surprisingly fond of 'The Gates.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Alan G. Artner
Chicago Tribune
November 1, 2007
Anyone with an interest in contemporary art on a heroic scale should find Christo's practice fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Keith Uhlich
House Next Door
July 16, 2007
The Gates only reinforces my ambivalence toward the vérité stylings of co-director Albert Maysles.
Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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San Francisco Chronicle
November 3, 2007
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 21, 2007
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Variety
July 21, 2007
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