Koch

Koch

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  • Koch
    2 minutes 23 seconds
    Added: Dec 13, 2012

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Koch Reviews

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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He was certainly combative, and confident, and full of love for the city he governed with such gusto. Koch is a New York story for the whole world to appreciate.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 26, 2013
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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What he really was was one of a kind. Whether intentionally or not, "Koch" shows that that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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

April 11, 2013
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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An emphasis on Koch the character obscures his administration.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 14, 2013
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Though the film, more than two years in the making, was never intended as such, it plays like the kind of eulogy Koch would have approved - neither fawning nor eviscerating but always compelling.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

March 1, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The film advances no theories to explain his contradictions, only a thrilling, sometimes affecting account of what he did.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

February 28, 2013
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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"How'm I doin'?" Koch famously asked anyone and everyone he passed by, rarely hanging around for the answer. In "Koch," for the most part, he does all right.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 28, 2013
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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"Koch" is a treasure trove of little moments that illuminate a famously cantankerous, sharp-elbowed, showboating personality.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

February 7, 2013
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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A highlight-to-lowlight chronicle of the man's three terms as mayor, and in the case of any other mayor, such a narrow focus might have seemed reductive.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

February 6, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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I wish other questions had been asked, and pushed, and a lot more context provided.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

February 1, 2013
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Koch presents an uncommonly juicy subject for a documentary, and filmmaker Neil Barsky makes the most of the opportunity.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 1, 2013
Stephanie Zacharek
NPR
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If the film were even two minutes longer, it might constitute Koch overload. Luckily, Barsky knows when enough is enough, even if his subject doesn't.

Full Review Source: NPR

January 31, 2013
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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It's hard to fault a documentary for being as slanted toward a subject as director Neil Barsky's "Koch" is when the movie chronicles as self-celebratory a figure as former Mayor Ed Koch.

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

January 31, 2013
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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New York may be a safer, cleaner and less argumentative place than it was in the 1980s, but he remains as contentious, as mischievous and at times as inflammatory as ever.

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

January 31, 2013
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Koch doesn't try to do anything radical as a piece of filmmaking, but Barsky -- a former newspaper reporter -- covers Koch's story magnificently as a journalist.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A-

January 31, 2013
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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If unlikely to change anyone's mind about its subject, it's an effective primer on a voluble and charismatic mayor who embodied the spirit of the city he loved.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 29, 2013
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Neither blind idolatry nor a definitive portrait; just a major missed opportunity content to loiter in the middle of the road.

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

January 29, 2013
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The film is a canny balancing act, making Koch's arrogance so plain that you quickly move past it and concede that he accomplished remarkable things for a city that was broke and in chaos and with much of its housing stock in ruins.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

January 28, 2013
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