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ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Reviews

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Anyone who thinks show biz is glamorous and easy should watch this film.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

April 11, 2008

It whets your appetite for the stage; it certainly made me want to watch every one of these plays.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 5, 2007
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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For those who believe there's no business like show business, this documentary will be a singular sensation.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

October 2, 2007
Marc Mohan
Oregonian

This sounds like the sort of thing that could bore to tears anyone not enamored of the musical theater, but in fact it's a compelling, often amusing look backstage.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B+

August 31, 2007
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

Thanks to Berinstein's celebratory but lucid documentary, now have a better sense of what it takes to make it on Broadway.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 30, 2007

It's a rosy and warty look at what makes the big shows happen, and what makes them tick. I hope you'll see it, even if you're not 'into' musical theatre -- it's really well done.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 20, 2007
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Berinstein's film captures all the hopes, thrills and heartache of an endeavor in which every night is a high-wire act.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 10, 2007
Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net

ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway is a tasty bonbon for theater buffs that has many fascinating backstage details.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

July 21, 2007
Hank Sartin
Time Out
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For the Broadway babies out there, ShowBusiness will make you want to schedule a trip to the Great White Way.

Full Review Source: Time Out

July 12, 2007
Karina Montgomery
rec.arts.movies.reviews

It's incredibly prescient of Berinstein to know where to be and get in there...It's a rosy and warty look at what makes the big shows happen, and what makes them tick. I hope you'll see it, even if you're not "into" musical theatre.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 5, 2007
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

By keeping the theme squarely on the process and the toll it takes on the players, Berinstein gives viewers a captivating look behind the scenes.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 30, 2007

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Bright lights, big drama. A delectable trip down Broadway.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B+

June 30, 2007
Misha Berson
Seattle Times
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This is an entertaining visit to a strange planet.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 29, 2007
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

Showbusiness: The Road to Broadway is essentially a valentine to a profession that filmmaker Dori Berinstein loves and admires.

| Original Score: 6/10

June 27, 2007
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

A fascinating document about the constant tussle between the show and the business of showbiz.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

June 23, 2007
Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
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It is filled with neurotic people in greasepaint, some charming, most amusing, and by the time you've spent an hour and a half with them, you're more than invested in their lives and cares.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 21, 2007
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Along the way, the film includes insightful observations about the creative process.

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

June 8, 2007
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

It's an entertaining primer on the surprisingly arduous process, as well as a glimpse into the involvement of folks like Rosie O'Donnell, Boy George, Alan Cumming and Idina Menzel.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 8/10

June 8, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The film's slick and entertaining, an obvious must-see for musical hounds. It holds water for laypeople, though, because the insights into a communal creative process are so sharp.

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

June 8, 2007
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Gives a strong impression of the atmosphere, excitement and complexity of a Broadway production.

| Original Score: 3/4

June 8, 2007
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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October 18, 2008
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