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Herb & Dorothy Reviews

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Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
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You can't hate the film anymore than you can hate Herb and Dorothy. But this is lazy work.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 2, 2009
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Sasaki balances her subjects' yarns with insights into the cultural moment that shaped them and vice-versa, in particular the shift from abstract expressionism to the sparer gestures of minimalist and conceptual art.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

July 17, 2009
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Herb and Dorothy, a documentary by Megumi Sasaki, grows on you just as its subjects do.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 9, 2009
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Herb and Dorothy certainly proves there's more than one way to be an art collector. It just doesn't probe deeply enough and ask thorny questions about the nature of collecting and the nature of art, and how they relate to one another.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 12, 2009
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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Former journalist Megumi Sasaki's warmhearted celebration of these adorable do-gooders cements their significance to the art world and introduces them to the rest of us.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 3, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A fascinating, warm and delightfully charming documentary that finds just the right balance between entertaining the audience and provoking them intellectually.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 8.75/10

June 6, 2009
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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Briskly and engagingly cinematic. ... [Their compulsive collecting seems] at once crazy, smart, generous and enormously endearing.

Full Review Source: NPR.org | Original Score: 7.5/10

June 10, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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As they share their views of modern art, director Megumi Sasaki's film feels like a cozy visit with neighbors whose insights are priceless.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

June 5, 2009
Jerry Portwood
New York Press

Ultimately, the tale is inspiring: Why can't we all be like the Vogels and become great collectors?

Full Review Source: New York Press

June 10, 2009
Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net

As the film progresses, we become captivated by the enchanted existence [Herb and Dorothy Vogel] have made for themselves.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

June 12, 2009
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

A solid and engaging documentary that shows the chasm between art and those that are removed, for various reasons, from its creation and most readily accessible exhibition to be a largely artificial construct.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: B

July 28, 2009
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

A história da paixão incontrolável do casal Vogel por arte contemporânea é algo não só tocante, mas educativo.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 21, 2010
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Megumi Sasaki's convivial Herb and Dorothy is both a double-portrait of the diminutive couple, now in their 90s and 80s, and a sketch of the art, and artists, collected by these vest-pocket Rockefellers.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2009
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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It's impossible to leave this movie believing that the Vogels are weirdos or naifs. A wealth of artists and curators testify to their strong eye, unwavering enthusiasm, and clear judgment.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

July 9, 2009
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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The Vogels [Herb and Dorothy], sitting in their same old apartment, overflowing as ever, make for charming company.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

June 5, 2009
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The movie gives us an eyeful, but the unexamined irony is that the nice old couple can't sell the rest of us on why it's good.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

October 21, 2009
Jay Antani
Slant Magazine

First-time filmmaker Megumi Sasaki's documentary Herb & Dorothy is as simple and straightforward as the subjects of its title.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

June 1, 2009
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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This easygoing movie fully captures the couple's charm and offers a unique look at the '60s and '70s New York art scene.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 19, 2009
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix

As director Megumi Sasaki's leisurely yet absorbing documentary tells it, the crusty postman and the mild librarian emerged as the Fred and Ethel Mertz of modernism, championing the early careers of such artists as Sol LeWitt and Christo.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

July 16, 2009
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Herb & Dorothy describes and amply illustrates the extraordinary saga of the Vogels, who double-handedly built one of the most important collections of Minimalist and Conceptual Art in history with their modest salaries.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

June 3, 2009

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 19, 2009
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