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My Architect: A Son's Journey Reviews


Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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The young Kahn is not a graceful filmmaker. Yet the subject matter is engrossing for anyone interested in architecture and also one of its greatest practitioners.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 25, 2004
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Isn't a bad place to begin if you're curious about architecture and don't know much about Louis Kahn.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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By the end of My Architect, Kahn has learned that the central contradiction of his father's life can't be resolved -- and that realization becomes the filmmaker's solace and the film's triumph.

| Original Score: B+

March 19, 2004
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The finest achievement of My Architect is the way the son locates the light of his father's personality.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

March 19, 2004
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
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It is a stunning work that captures with elegance -- and touches of lyricism -- the challenge of finding the man through the artist.

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

February 27, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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February 20, 2004
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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My Architect contrasts personal history and public legacy to captivating effect.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 4/5

February 20, 2004
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Meeting this engaging, emotional, articulate cast of characters who surrounded Louis Kahn, the viewer can't help but enjoy his passion and folly.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

February 20, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What a sad film this, and how filled with the mystery of human life.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 20, 2004
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A quiet, inspiring study of the vagaries of genius, the blindness of commerce, the pain of family conflicts and the almost sublime power of great architecture or great art.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

February 19, 2004
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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We're in a moment of boys reconsidering their dads: Both 'Big Fish' and 'The Barbarian Invasions' invoke similar relationships. But 'My Architect,' unlike those two movies, parries rose-tinted pretensions with stronger senses of history and truth.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 13, 2004
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
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Irresistible and haunting.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A

February 12, 2004
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Those buildings are remarkably photogenic, particularly the government building in Bangladesh, which is a masterpiece, an ideal mix of modernity and ancient splendor.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

February 6, 2004
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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My Architect assesses the geometric precision of the structures Kahn built and the moral ambiguities of the ones he tore down. Then it sets us free to decide who he really was.

| Original Score: 3/4

February 5, 2004
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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One of the most moving nonfiction films in recent memory.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 30, 2004
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Almost against reason, Nathaniel Kahn makes his compulsions work for him. His irritating ways lead to insight; his insistent need for attention ends up making the film more than it unmakes it.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 22, 2004
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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What makes it enthralling is the younger Kahn's openness to a range of emotional responses (his own and others') to his father's life above and below board.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

January 22, 2004
Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
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This impeccably structured documentary is a fine introduction to Kahn's work and a consistently entertaining real-life mystery.

January 9, 2004
Benjamin Forgey
Washington Post
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To the son's great credit, what emerges from his patient investigation is a remarkably rich, even sympathetic, portrait of the father.

January 9, 2004
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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December 10, 2003
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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For gripping drama and suspense, there are few fictional movies that can hold a candle to Mr. Kahn's odyssey through time and space.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

November 25, 2003
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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My Architect, Nathaniel's rapturous and rigorous portrait, reconciles the great artist with the lousy paterfamilias.

| Original Score: 4/4

November 14, 2003
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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An honest, emotional documentary about a man who defied being truly known.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

November 14, 2003
Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
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Locates the human dimension the architect never grasped.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

November 13, 2003
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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An immensely enjoyable portrait of a strange-looking, non-comforming genius who loved women as much as designing masterpieces but was never able to commit to them.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

November 13, 2003
John Anderson
Newsday
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A worthy if flawed film.

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

November 13, 2003
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The architect of his own revealing work of art, Nathaniel Kahn has built something affecting he can call his own.

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

November 12, 2003
Leslie Camhi
Village Voice
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A bracing, bittersweet testament of filial love mixed with pain and compassion.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 11, 2003
Joe Mader
Hollywood Reporter
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Tinged with sorrow, compassion, forgiveness and, ultimately, love.

October 13, 2003
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A meticulously structured portrait of a complicated man who remains elusive even after key elements of the puzzle have been pieced together.

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

September 12, 2003
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