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To Be and to Have (Etre et Avoir) Reviews

Lisa Nesselson
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Time Out
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January 26, 2006

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine
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It demonstrates without overreaching what an actual teacher can do to shape lives.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine

August 7, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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January 31, 2004
Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
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A counterintuitive film about a small schoolhouse in rural France, To Be and to Have gets its punch from simple scenes and conversations.

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

January 30, 2004
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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To Be and to Have is a movie every teacher should see, and every parent, too.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

January 23, 2004
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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At times, it feels as stultifying as watching paint dry, without the recompense of sniffing fumes.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 23, 2004
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Watchful viewers -- particularly those with fond memories of a favorite teacher -- will be deeply moved by this film.

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

November 21, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Amounts to a rare gift and an opportunity to appreciate the end of an era.

November 21, 2003
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Deep, honest and unforced.

November 21, 2003
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A deceptively simple French film about teaching that keeps enlarging as you watch it, becoming beautiful and inspiring in a way most films never touch.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 20, 2003
Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
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An unhurried model of nonfiction filmmaking and a vision of life at its most persuasively humanistic.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 23, 2003
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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To Be and To Have works in the grandest tradition of documentary filmmaking -- it keeps company with a small, specific place going about its business, and from it parses the whole world.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 23, 2003
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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October 16, 2003
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Beautiful documentary.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

October 16, 2003
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Contains some of the most stirring footage I have ever seen on the act and art of teaching children.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

October 9, 2003
Charles Taylor
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This heart-wrenching documentary about a French village schoolteacher at work offers the comedy and pathos of great drama and the visual magnificence of painting.

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September 28, 2003
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Exhibiting the same sort of patience as his sensible hero, Philibert has created an extraordinarily humane portrait of a partnership between one adult and his very fortunate charges.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 25, 2003
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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So superb, so graceful, so strong -- another beauty in this year of good documentaries -- that I do believe it will influence career choices, sending inspired viewers to study pedagogy, or cinematography.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 24, 2003
Gene Seymour
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To Be and to Have feels like a deep, sweet pull of spring water.

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

September 19, 2003
Megan Lehmann
New York Post
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One of the year's most engaging films.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

September 19, 2003
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The film is as tiny as an Altoid and as curiously strong.

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

September 19, 2003
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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The magical dynamic we witness, of recitations and math problems and disciplinary chats and vocabulary drills, all of it performed with exacting sympathy and focus, is genuine to the touch.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 16, 2003
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
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In a way, the film feels like a breath of fresh air, but only to those that allow it in.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 31, 2003
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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At once a testament to the divine calling of education and a demonstration of the painstaking process of imparting knowledge.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

January 18, 2003
Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
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A film that is a portrait of grace in an imperfect world.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 17, 2003
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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As quiet, patient and tenacious as Mr. Lopez himself, who approaches his difficult, endless work with remarkable serenity and discipline.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 24, 2002
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