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Howard Zinn - You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train Reviews

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller's fond portrait, less documentary than infomercial, is unrelentingly and in the end self-defeatingly positive -- albeit effective in showcasing Zinn's charismatic personality.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 20, 2004
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

'Compassion' is a word the man himself uses a lot, and it's what makes the film so invigorating. Ending the movie with eloquent words about how to live a hopeful life, he is 82 and he continues to fight for what he believes in.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

October 7, 2004
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Allows his significance to register and his charisma to shine despite a pedestrian approach that's especially awkward in its use of archival footage.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 20, 2004
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

This is a fine biography about a truly good, brave and honest man but it is also an incredibly detailed history lesson

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

July 12, 2004
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Ellis and Mueller's terrific film turns the spotlight on a worthy subject and does him justice

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

July 15, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A rousing documentary about the radical historian and activist who has risked all to proclaim his call for peace and justice in America.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

July 22, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A flattering but soft documentary about Howard Zinn.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

June 1, 2005
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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A brisk introductory documentary that makes a useful omnibus profile of the antiwar activist, historian, and author of A People's History of the United States.

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

July 15, 2004
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Mr. Zinn delivers a challenge when he says, 'To be neutral and to be passive is to collaborate with whatever is going on.' Democracy he defines as 'not just a counting-up of votes' but a 'counting-up of actions.'

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

July 23, 2004
John Anderson
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A decently executed but rather formulaic treatment of a life that's been anything but.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 23, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Deb Ellis and Dennis Mueller's tight and deceptively low-key documentary lets the subject eloquently speak for himself.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 23, 2004
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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His simple message -- that history is not made by the few but by the struggles of the many -- isn't out of line with typical Marxist teachings, but Zinn has always found a way to make it fresh.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

July 28, 2004
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A thinker and an educator, Zinn has led a life of commitment and compassion, and the film offers a loving tribute.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

August 26, 2004
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

a spare but dazzling portrait of a unique man and soulful progressive

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 5/5

October 3, 2010
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

They generally sit back and let the genial, even cheerful Zinn tell his story.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

September 16, 2004
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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Leads us on a journey through some of the major historical events of the 20th century, revealing Zinn to be far more than simply an activist version of Zelig.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 15, 2004
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Thoughtful, exciting, moving.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 4/4

July 22, 2004
Marc Mohan

A solid introduction to Zinn's life and work, even if the result doesn't dig too deeply or present any real opposing viewpoints.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B

July 15, 2004
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald

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

July 20, 2004
Louis Proyect

An outstanding documentary on a scholar-activist

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July 21, 2004
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
July 20, 2004
Eddie Cockrell
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Boston Phoenix
July 20, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 19, 2004
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