Passing Poston Reviews

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Nathan Lee
New York Times
August 8, 2008
While Poston bears witness to a historical disgrace, it also resonates with more current conflicts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
August 7, 2008
Who would think that full-fledged American citizens, born in the United States, could have lost their liberty, homes and businesses, never to recover financially or emotionally?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2008
An especially shameful chapter in U.S. history -- the internment of innocent Japanese Americans during World War II -- is sensitively examined in the overly brief but worthy documentary Passing Poston.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
July 10, 2008
[An] earnest, TV-style, talking-heads documentary.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
June 20, 2008
In the moving documentary Passing Poston, 'hell' is the word most consistently used by surviving Japanese Americans forcibly interned during World War II.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine
August 8, 2008
Leaning too heavily on archived newsreels, the film tries to establish a feeling that the propaganda mechanism justified the government's deplorable actions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Noller
Slant Magazine
August 8, 2008
Stifled by directors Joe Fox and James Nubile's frankly incompetent approach to both documentary storytelling and aesthetics.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 20, 2008
... might have made a fascinating story were it researched more thoroughly and presented with clarity.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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