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Portrait of Jason Reviews

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

A non-stop, fascinating monologue that is enormously entertaining.

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

June 27, 2014
Ray Pride

Melancholy joie de vivre permeates every instant in the film, made to look as ragged as possible yet elegant in its simple, loving directness: look at him.

Full Review Source: Newcity

April 8, 2014
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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Like any star turn, Holliday's performance rings utterly true. It's that indefinable but unmistakable reality-beyond-reality called art.

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

September 11, 2013
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
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This is a film way ahead of its time.

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

August 15, 2013
John Powers
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Whether Jason is laughing or crying, he holds you rapt with tales that conceal as much as they reveal.

Full Review Source: NPR

May 2, 2013
Phil Hall
Film Threat

A mesmerizing journey into experimental filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 5/5

April 23, 2013
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Serves as a sideways time capsule, creating a blurry snapshot of an Afro-camp subculture during the era of Christopher Street bar raids and burn-baby-burn rioting.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

April 16, 2013
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Shirley Clarke counters Jason's queen-bitch attitude by reminding us with vocal and technological interjections that this is a performance, and that aesthetic judgments have been made while recording it.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 16, 2013
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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A masterwork of grand-scale intimacy ...

Full Review Source: New Yorker

April 15, 2013
Stuart Klawans
The Nation

By the end of the long night's shoot, Clarke knew she had captured one of the most involving, uncompromising and revelatory human documents in the history of cinema.

Full Review Source: The Nation

April 12, 2013
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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[Portrait of Jason] says more about race, class, and sexuality than just about any movie before or since.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 27, 2012
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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Portrait of Jason is a curious and fascinating example of cinema verité, all the ramifications of which cannot be immediately known.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

March 27, 2012
Emanuel Levy

A riveting portrait of a black male prostitute from the bold, gifted director Shirley Clarke

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

July 24, 2011

Time Out
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Jason himself certainly provides enough artifice to keep any audience engrossed.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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It's an intense, commanding film, though Clarke's wholesale appropriation of Jason's life and pain for the purposes of art causes a moral queasiness.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

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