Stevie Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
April 5, 2012
emotionally drains while steadfastly refusing to provide easy solutions
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 24, 2008
... a potent reminder that grace, healing, and resolution are possible for the most broken of families.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
This is a groundbreaking and important film, and I think its impact will be lost in the shuffle.
Full Review | Original Score: A

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
June 26, 2004
A touching and unique documentary, Stevie brings the filmmaker and his subject closer together than most films.
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 13, 2004
Steve James, as he did in "Hoop Dreams," gets amazing access to this entire extended family and friends to create a very moving film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
January 13, 2004
Steve (Hoop Dreams) James's deep and singular commitment to his subject shines through in this compelling documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 21, 2003
An engrossing but not always pleasing cinema verité documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
October 16, 2003
If a two-and-half hour long documentary about a redneck child molester doesn't seem particularly appealing, you'd be pleasantly surprised . . .
Josh Gilchrist
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 5, 2003
It stumbles at points because of an overlong running time, but it speaks volumes
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 14, 2003
Stevie is a tough movie to watch and an even tougher one to leave, because once you're involved you're implicated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
June 25, 2003
I liked it in the same way I love watching Big Brother and every other stupid reality show on television.
| Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic

Newsday
May 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
May 9, 2003
A powerful chronicle of a human life.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 2, 2003
Pretty compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 2, 2003
Stevie is a tough movie, but that toughness makes it compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 1, 2003
A voyeuristic look at one American and his broken family
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
May 1, 2003
A haunting documentary/ personal essay that provokes violently mixed feelings toward both subject and filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 1, 2003
A fascinating case study...the leisurely, almost rambling approach that James has adopted eventually pays dividends.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 24, 2003
Filmmaker James -- whose wife is a social worker -- should be applauded for his courage and commitment.
| Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Top Critic
Eddie Cockrell
Variety
January 1, 2009
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
Bill Gallo
Dallas Observer
May 2, 2003
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 11, 2003
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
March 5, 2003
Compelling, while at the same time off-putting, the documentary presents what seems to be a sincere and boldly honest glimpse into the life one Stevie Dale Fielding. Some ten years prior, the filmmaker (Steve James) offered himself as a big brother to the
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